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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

Monday, August 19, 2019

American High School Civics

Each Monday, I will try to do a post on either our History, or Language Arts.  Since the Science and Math, are not created by me, there isn't much for me to share about those subjects.

We will be studying American Civics and Government in Grade 10.  I chose this year specifically because next year is an election year.  Just like I did with my son, 4 years ago, we will follow the primaries, debates, and candidates with some hot discussion, and topics.  I can not find the book I used for my son, so I chose the video below.  If you prefer a book, the book below has the same title as the video.  We have not officially started back to school, yet, so I am getting ready.

Did you check out my new Health Coach blog, yet?  Click here, if interested. I am doing a live group session on, Better Sleep, in September, on my Health Coach blog. 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Waiting for the New School Year

Well we had our evaluation last week, and all went well.  Caitlin now moves on to grade 10.  We have been discussing how we want our school days to flow, and we have come up with a unique plan, for us anyway.  She will do one class a day, for at least 3 hours a day.  We will start with a 4 day school week, with one day for friends, and socializing.  The second half of each day, will be for chores, PE, reading, etc.  She very much likes this idea, and though I am skeptical I am willing to try.

Since the last 3 years I have with my youngest are most likely going to fly by, I have been contemplating a lot what I want to do when I am an empty nester.  No, I don't want grand babies, and just sitting at home does not really appeal to me.  I also contemplate, as I get older, how much longer bedside nursing will be feasible.  This is one of the reasons I do not return for my RN.  I am 50, and the strain, and stress only gets more demanding.  While it is true, I am healthier now than I was since my daughter was born, I still don't want to kill my body.  So, at the end of last year, I started a Wordpress blog, for Health Coaching.  I finished the Health Coach Certification, Kidney Health Coach Certification, and am now taking Integrative Therapies classes.  I just finished, today, updating all of my available plans.  There is still a lot to learn about having an online coaching business, but the hardest parts are done, I think.  Now, I need some clients.  I will only work with 4 clients at a time, with the exception of the monthly group session plan.  If you would like to check out my new health coaching business, it is called, Health Buddy Melissa.  There are lots of interesting articles there to read, and I add new ones each week.  

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