Health/Wellness and Life Skills 

This 30 week 1.5 hour class will be divided into 2 semesters. The Fall semester will be a traditional take on basic health and wellness. Classes will cover Nutrition and the Food Pyramid, the importance of Physical Activity and the various types, an Intro to CPR and First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, making a family disaster kit, Personal Hygiene, as well as Social and Emotional Health. We will gently broach delicate topics regarding bullying, mental health, and finding good coping mechanisms. There will be no discussion of human reproduction. Several weeks will be needed to cover some topics. We will utilize guest speakers, games, class projects,traditional textbook and workbook options, and lively but guided class discussion to cover these topics. The class will be encouraged to utilize what they have learned to support their family, neighbors, friends and community with special service projects in class. Students will also take the lead on ideas and projects promoting kindness and empathy, supporting their fellow students and teachers, and doing their part to make their school environment a wonderful place for all. 

The Spring Semester will cover Life Skills, aka those need to know topics that don’t always come up in our small homeschool environments. Do you know how to iron a shirt? Are you able to survey your time and workload and make the best use of it? What is the best way to respond in tricky or uncomfortable social situations? Classes will allow hands on time covering topics such as Phone/ Table, and Conversation Etiquette, Meal Planning,Basic Money Help (managing expenses, saving, how to use a debit card), Goal Setting, and simple household and life management. Students will also learn to take notes and search for reliable sources for research while using the Internet safely. It’s Home Ec for the modern homeschooler! 

Class Homework Requirements: Moderate (no more than 30-45 minutes each week) to include some writing assignments, online tests and quizzes, personal time at home to apply topics from class. Students will complete 1-2 larger projects each semester in the format of their choice. Creativity and fun encouraged.

Thursday 

Time: 9-10:30
Grade: 5
th-8
Class Fees: $300
Supply fee: $50
Tutor:
Brenda Lamey 

COVID-19 Contingency Plan

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a
classroom for the 2020-21 school year, I will make the following adjustments to
this class:
*Tutor will submit youtube videos to view and complete for the weekly project.
These will be available on the assigned class day for discussion and work for the
following week.

*Tutor and students will meet during the last 30 minutes of the scheduled class
time for questions, cooperative activities, direction and input via video
conferencing platform.
*We will utilize Schoology to upload any notes or classwork needed to complete
assignments.
*Tutor agrees to one on one Facetime/phone call sessions in the evenings by
appointment for any student that needs additional support or help.
Our plan is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin OR cancel
CLASSROOM meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19
situation changes.  Our goal is to keep your family safe and engaged during this
unprecedented time.