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Day 43/67 of GED in Five Months, Area vs. Circumference, and, transportation — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Adulting often requires knowing how transportation ties in with a variety of types of knowledge, like the distance around an obstacle, given the area of the area you want to avoid.  Also, when does it make more sense to use   mass transit than to drive?  Start of week 12/18 Day 43, Lesson Plan: Grammar: […] Day… Continue reading Day 43/67 of GED in Five Months, Area vs. Circumference, and, transportation — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

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Day 42/67: Five Month GED, “Discrete What?” & Health Terminology (and a Note…) — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

(Quick note: Dear Readers, this is nearly the end of my lesson plan series, which I am working to post so that the new Page listing these plans will have fresh links.  Then, we will return to our regularly schedules stories… -Shira)      Adulting often requires understanding vocabulary, and how certain words have slightly […] Day… Continue reading Day 42/67: Five Month GED, “Discrete What?” & Health Terminology (and a Note…) — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

ShiraDest’s Ann and Anna, (serial short story, Part 16): Power — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

…  Parts 15 (Knowledge),  14 (Words),  13 (Interruptions),  12 (Gifts),  11 (Punishment),  10 (Warmth),   9 (Found),  8 (Lost),  7 (Rock),  6 (Believe), 5 (Naming), 4 (Home), 3 (Trust), 2 (Hope), and 1 (Nightmares) have posted on previous Sundays… —      Anna looked at us, her mischievous smile mirroring that of little Tilly.  They […] Ann… Continue reading ShiraDest’s Ann and Anna, (serial short story, Part 16): Power — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Day 41/67, Five Month GED: Cycles, and, “Wh” Questions — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Adulting often requires Public Library resources to answer important questions about issues ranging from the life cycle of an organism, as in today’s science reading, to election cycles.  Or resources like the old “Who’s Who…” books that recorded facts like the number of presidents who have been impeached, and why.       Questions like what, […] Day… Continue reading Day 41/67, Five Month GED: Cycles, and, “Wh” Questions — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Ann and Anna, (serial short story, Part 15): Knowledge — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

…  Parts 14 (Words),  13 (Interruptions),  12 (Gifts),  11 (Punishment),  10 (Warmth),   9 (Found),  8 (Lost),  7 (Rock),  6 (Believe), 5 (Naming), 4 (Home), 3 (Trust), 2 (Hope), and 1 (Nightmares) have posted on previous Sundays… —      Not long after beginning our lessons, Mrs. H. had noted a peculiarity about me.  While […] Ann… Continue reading Ann and Anna, (serial short story, Part 15): Knowledge — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Day 40/67, Five Month GED, Cheerful Facts About the Square of the Hypotenuse, and, Standing Like an Adult — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Adulting includes learning which languages work to help you learn best, such as the language of music: musical learning for facts vegetable, mineral, and mathematical, especially quadratical, and maybe even songs for finding out where your law-makers stand.  🙂    How, by the way, would you find out where your Congressmen and State Assembly/State Senate […] Day… Continue reading Day 40/67, Five Month GED, Cheerful Facts About the Square of the Hypotenuse, and, Standing Like an Adult — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Ann and Anna, (serial short story, Part 14): Words — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

…  Parts 13 (Interruptions),  12 (Gifts),  11 (Punishment),  10 (Warmth),   9 (Found),  8 (Lost),  7 (Rock),  6 (Believe), 5 (Naming), 4 (Home), 3 (Trust), 2 (Hope), and 1 (Nightmares) have posted on previous Sundays… —   Part 14: Words        Anna looked back at me, shaking her head ever so slightly.  Now […] Ann… Continue reading Ann and Anna, (serial short story, Part 14): Words — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Day 39/67, Five Month GED, constructing metaphors, and, thinking like an Adult — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Adulting, metaphors, and seeing how definitions fit into the context Photo by Kaique Rocha on Pexels.com of a whole are crucial for informed decision-making, and for constructing a better world, starting with new laws, once one knows how to properly suggest them. End of week 10/18   Day 39 Lesson plan, Week 10 New […] Day… Continue reading Day 39/67, Five Month GED, constructing metaphors, and, thinking like an Adult — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Ann and Anna, (serial short story, Part 13): Interruptions — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

…  Parts 12 (Gifts),  11 (Punishment),  10 (Warmth),   9 (Found),  8 (Lost),  7 (Rock),  6 (Believe), 5 (Naming), 4 (Home), 3 (Trust), 2 (Hope), and 1 (Nightmares) have posted on previous Sundays… —      During the time that we stayed in that place of respite, we always took our meals up in our […] Ann… Continue reading Ann and Anna, (serial short story, Part 13): Interruptions — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Day 38/67, Five Month GED, comparisons in literature and in math: Similes, and Slope — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Adulting is about knowing how you learn most effectively, but also about understanding systems, similes… and relationships of change between varying quantities.  Like the rise in the price of a main staple, like rice: over a certain run of time, whether in hours, days, or weeks… Middle of week 10/18 Day 38, Week 10, […] Day… Continue reading Day 38/67, Five Month GED, comparisons in literature and in math: Similes, and Slope — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story