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Monday, September 16, 2019

Democratic Primary Debate

We are still dealing with an injured knee.  I went and got her some crutches which has made her more mobile.  Today, for History class we watched the Democratic Primary Debate from the other night.  Now she is following all candidates, including President Trump on Facebook and must look at her feed at least once a week to see what each one is saying on social media.  She is a fan of Pete Buttiegeg since Tulsi Gabbard did not make it to the debate stage.  I made the short slideshow below to help her remember the process.  It is short and sweet and there is so much more to learn about the process.  You can watch it too!  Let me know what you think.  I am very new to creating slideshows, but slowly getting better, and faster.


Monday, September 9, 2019

Week 2 of School and an Injured Knee

Well Caitlin didn't even make it through 1 week of school without an issue.  Last Wednesday she twisted her knee at church and is still not able to walk on it.  Thankfully I had a Quad Cane here that I picked up at a garage sale, just because.  She is not so greatly hobbling around on that.  The swelling has gone down significantly to almost normal, and she is wearing a knee and calf brace.  This has been a very humbling experience for her.  Learning how it feels to be helpless and need others for things you would normally do yourself.  I am doing PT with her, and hopefully, by next week she will be walking a little bit, partial weight-bearing at least.  She is still doing school, however, just no morning walks and no real chores.  Which brings me to my other life lesson she has learned, exercise is very important to ensure your body maintains strength.  She does not like exercise and complains terribly.  Maybe this will show her how important it is.

Today was our first day of grade 10 History.  We are studying Civics and Government, and the election process.  This falls in perfectly with the 2020 elections which is why I did it this way.  Today, we watched the top 4 candidates at their Climate Change town halls from last week.  I explained to Caitlin how the people bringing in the most donated money are the top candidates.  We watched Buttiegeg, Warren, Sanders, and Biden.  She has to follow all of the 10 candidates on Facebook, that made it to the end of September debates.  We do a lot of discussing and will learn more about the process as we go along.  Since we are doing one class a day we may have to skim some of the topics that come up in the coverage of the primaries.  The flashcards below will help prepare to take the Civics exam.

Tomorrow she will work on her ASL, sign language course.









Monday, September 2, 2019

Tomorrow Is Our First Day of School

We will be starting our first day of grade 10 tomorrow.  We will be trying our new daily schedule, and she will be starting Drama on Wednesday.  So, we have a full week, and I am hoping that Hurricane Dorian continues to track off the coast of Florida.  I hope it stays off the coast, period.  The poor Bahamas have just been hammered by this awful storm.

We will be starting with ASL on VHSG.  This is a free course, and at your own pace.  Right now that is all I can say about it.  The first week is preliminary stuff.  I registered her for FLVS today, so she can take Driver's Ed in January.

While Caitlin does 10th grade stuff, I will be continuing to get my Health Coaching business going, plus taking a Reiki class, and finishing up Integrative Therapies classes.  I am hoping to have at least one client by the end of the year.  Most of this year I have focused on building my following and writing good content blog posts on my Health Buddy Melissa blog.  I finished my first Guided Imagery voice recording for Better Sleep.  I hope to get more done soon.

What are you working on this week?





Monday, August 26, 2019

Preparing for the First Week of Grade 10

One week from tomorrow will be our first day of Grade 10, for Caitlin.  DJ of course has graduated and is now in college.  Caitlin, and I have decided to structure our days a little differently this year.  With me working more, and I am trying to get her to be more of an independent learner, we sat down and figured out a schedule that will work well.  I hope, lol.

Daily Schedule Grade 10:

Wake up:  8 AM
Walk or other exercise if raining:  840 AM to 9 AM
9-Noon-  Lessons for subjects listed below on corresponding day
Noon-1PM-  Lunch
1-3 PM  Drama, Chores, fun stuff, board games, socialization, volunteering, pet grooming, etc.

Monday:  History-  American Civics and Govt
Tuesday:  American Sign Language-  Virtual Home School Group
Wednesday:  Language Arts:  Various sources previously listed for PERT prep
Thursday:  Math:  Algebra 1  Aleks
Friday:  Science-  Oceanography with Lab, Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool High School




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