Does your student know how to iron a shirt? Meal plan? Do they understand how credit cards work? Are they able to survey their time and workload and make the best use of it? Do they know how to change a tire? What should they do if they encounter bullying? Welcome to Home Ec for the Modern Homeschooler!
This 30-week, 1.5 hour Life Skills class will cover all the “need to know” health, first aid, personal care and life skills a homeschooler needs. 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. We will intertwine topics to cover both Health and Life Skills in each class. For example, the Nutrition Unit will also include discussion and practice of meal planning, budgeting, and shopping.
Class Homework Requirements: Moderate (no more than 30 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.
Class Fees: $325
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, I will make the following adjustments to this class:
*Tutor will submit YouTube videos for students to watch/complete before class about that week’s topic or project. Regular class time will be held via Zoom for any lecture or demonstrations. Materials may need to be printed from Schoology for use during Virtual Zoom classes.