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Life Skills & Physical Education at Planet Homeschool | Spring 2023 To Publications / Articles - Life Skills & Physical Education at Planet Homeschool | Spring 2023

Posted 11/5/22
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Fridays, 6 January–5 May 2023 at Planet Homeschool

16 weeks — no classes on Fri 17 Feb or Fri 7 Apr

Life Skills

Five red tomatoes in a wooden bowl.2nd Period (10:35 AM–11:50 AM)

Cooking Basics

Peter Hoh

  • ages 14–19 years

I believe that everyone should know how to put together a meal that’s healthy, delicious, and relatively inexpensive. This course will introduce students to some of the fundamental skills of cooking. We’ll cover food safety, knife skills, pantry staples, basic sauces, sautéing, roasting, and steaming.

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A scattered stack of bills, tax forms, and budgeting notes on a wood tabletop with credit and debit cards, extra-fine point Sharpie permanent markers, a blue YETI Rambler mug, and part of a silver MacBook Pro laptop showing an Excel personal budget template spreadsheet.2nd Period (10:35 AM–11:50 AM)

What is Adulting?

Theresa Redfern-Hall

  • ages 14–19 years

Get ready, set, go! You turn 18 and on the morning of your birthday, you wake up with all the knowledge that it takes to operate in the world as an adult. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? If only it were so easy!

So, how do you figure out all those things that adults know? Well, there are several ways to learn the information. A few of the ways include learning things the really hard way. While that type of learning makes a big impression, let’s see if we can’t find some other ways to figure things out.

Having watched my kids and their friends learn to adult, I’ve noticed some themes that continue to come up. We will start with the basics and move from there. Student suggestions/questions will be incorporated into the class.

Topics that we will cover include decision-making, increased responsibility, finances and budgeting, goal setting, interviewing skills, college, trades, transportation, insurance, and navigating relationships with parents, siblings, friends, and others.

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Physical Education

A Spring 2019 Planet Homeschool Fencing class with Maria Benford.1st Period (9:15 AM–10:30 AM)


Maria Benford & Kailan Benford of Minnesota Sword Play

  • ages 10–19 years

Classical fencing emphasizes the practice of the sword as an art, a science, and a recreational activity. Learn the basics of fencing with minimal rules and lots of play. You will learn at a comfortable pace and fence with others of all levels in a fun, safe, active environment.

All fencing equipment is provided.

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