Grade: A 100% For this year's speech class, I planned to learn how to write a speech, perfect its presentation by practicing in front of multiple audiences, and then actually compete against others in speech tournaments. I was able to achieve this... with one tragic exception. COVID-19 came and all the spring speech torunaments including... Continue Reading →

Music – Performing Arts II

Grade: A 100% For my continuation of my music learning, I stretched my wings a little more. While I continued my School of Rock studies that I've highlighted in vlogs in previous years, I decided to also begin a homeschool choir. It was an hour-long class that met once a week. My School of Rock... Continue Reading →

Video Production I

As a homeschooler who actively seeks out challenges, I take some pretty amazing elective courses. One I enjoyed this year was Video Production. There were two aspects to my class and they were achieved concurrently. One was completing a Udemy course called The Complete Video Production Bootcamp. I loved this course because it's about a... Continue Reading →

Japanese III

Grade: A 100% For my sophomore year of Japanese III, I used Rosetta Stone as my primary learning source. As in prior years, I continue to enjoy Rosetta Stone because it is an immersive style of learning. Also, I am able to access it for free via my local library. So, before purchasing Rosetta Stone... Continue Reading →

Immerse Yourself in History… With a Book

            Ready to delve into a new world of edge-of-your-seat excitement and thrilling adventures? Would you believe that you can learn history at the same time?             Reading historical fiction is a great was to fuse fun and learning. When you read a book like Girl in The Blue Coat by Monica Hesse, a story... Continue Reading →

Cause and Effect Essay

An assignment for Mastering the Five-Paragraph class             Noise pollution is an increasingly detrimental problem that has many effects on one’s life. Noise pollution has many effects on human health, human activities, and wildlife.             Noise pollution can cause devastating effects on human health, including health conditions like hypertension and high stress levels. In addition,... Continue Reading →

Five Paragraph Classification Essay

An assignment for Mastering the Five Paragraph Essay class A conscience can be a depressing thing at the dinner table. But there are three types of cruelty-reducing lifestyles which help reduce animal suffering and will alleviate that pesky inner voice. The first is the pescatarian lifestyle which omits all meat except for fish and other... Continue Reading →

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