Welcoming Skills Made Easy for Teens

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #172, Welcoming Skills Made Easy for Teens, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkWelcoming Skills Made Easy for Teens

In “Welcoming Skills Made Easy for Teens,” Episode, #172, Meredith Curtis interviews Vicki Tillman of Seven Sisters about helping even shy teens learn the skills they need to welcome others. These life skills helps in relationships, ministry, and in the business world. It is a great investment in your teen’s heart and life to equip them with these important life skills. Best of all, welcoming skills allow us to express the love of God to others.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Welcoming special guest Vicki Tillman.

What are Welcoming Skills

Especially important for teens.

Welcoming Skills Require Confidence

Greeting

Scriptures

Role Playing

Teaching Kids as Welcoming Skills

Need a Set of Behaviors that Work – Tools

Nonverbal Helps

How to Walk over and greet a new person

Ask a Question

After 2 or 3 Questions, person you are welcoming feels safe and able to talk

Help for Parents

Shy Children Can Learn to Be Welcomers

It is okay to be shy, introverted, and also okay to be treated the way they would want someone to treat them.

Reap what you sow.

Friendliness is a character trail not a personality trait

When to Start

Fifth or Sixth Grade is a great time to learn to reach out to others in their Sunday school class or homeschool co-op. In high school, Vicki gives them the assignment to be a welcomer.

Manners are now called life skills but they still matter.

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Life Skills Resources

God's Girls 101: Grow in Christ by Meredith Curtis with Powerline Productions, Inc. God's Girls 105: Homemaking by Meredith Curtis with Powerline Productions, Inc. The Making of Real Men by Mike Curtis with Powerline Productions, Inc. Real Men 103: Leadership

 


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Hurricanes & Homeschooling

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #171, Hurricanes & Homeschooling, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkHurricanes & Homeschooling

In “Hurricanes & Homeschooling,” Episode, #171, Meredith Curtis shares her personal experience with hurricanes – preparation, weathering the storm, and aftermath – for a homeschooling family. She shares how to make the most of these extreme weather teachable moments by teaching science, geography, and life skills while the hurricane rages – not from books – from life! Set aside school work and learn practical science and geography while you prepare, endure, and clean up after the storm.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Our Experience with Hurricanes – Highlights

  • My first as a preschooler – rowing down our street as a preteen
  • 2004 – Frances, Charlie, Ivan, Jeanne
  • 2022 Hurricane Ian

Getting Ready

Clean Tub and Fill with Water

Yard

  • Remove outside furniture, decorations, potted plants – anything that could be lifted up
  • Board windows

Supplies

  • Water – 1 Gallon Water per person x 3
  • Coffee Pot and Coffee Pot for Grill
  • Canned Food – tuna, soups, chicken, vegetables
  • Dried fruits & jerkey
  • Bread, peanut butter, honey
  • Snacks – nuts, granola bars, crackers, chips
  • Candles
  • Flashlights
  • NOAA weather radio
  • Batteries

Grill Ready – Charcoal or propane

Check on elderly, widows, sickly – make sure they are ready for the storm

Make sure Generator is in working order (if you have one) and NOT in or near the house

Essential Supplies You Need to Stock Up for Hurricane Season! Blog

Should  You Evacuate?

Low-lying areas, near ocean or bay, trailer? YES!

Always go to higher ground, further inland

Learn about the Hurricane

Tropical Cyclones (Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm, Hurricane)

Categories

Track the Storm

Name, track, size, stability, cone

How hurricanes form and move

Why they often spin off tornadoes

Meteorologists share so much good information about hurricanes and the storm in particular

Aftermath

The day after, let emergency workers check roads, etc for downed powerlines, flooding, etc.

  • Clean up debris in Yard
  • Return outside furniture to outside and unboard windows
  • Check for flooding, leaking, damage

While without power, play board games, talk, saving phone batteries

Help others – our family worked at a ministry afterward sorting clothes for tornado victims, cook a meal for someone without electricity if yours is back on, help the elderly get settled

Resources

National Hurricane Center (NOAA) https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Free Tracking Maps https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/tracking_charts.shtml

Florida’s Health Department has a neat pdf on the storms of 2004: https://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/climate-and-health/_documents/2004-hurricane-season-factsheet.pdf

Rabbit Trails

Rescue missions

Army Corps of Engineers

Private Charities / Churches / Opportunities to Help / FEMA

How Flood & Home Insurance works

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STEM Resources

Our curriculum works great at home; or in homeschool co-ops and online classes, too! 😊

Healthy Living for Christian Teens by Meredith Curtis From Stars to Shining Seas by Laura Nolette & Meredith Curtis My Creation Week Lapbook by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette

 


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Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #170, Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkShould I Join a Homeschool Co-op?

In “Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?,” Episode, #170, Meredith Curtis discusses homeschool co-ops and how they benefit homeschooling families. She explains the difference between support groups, co-ops, enrichment classes, and umbrella schools. From a wealth of experience, Meredith shows how to co-op wisely when seasons allow.

 

 


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Show Notes

Our Experience with Homeschool Co-ops

Differences Between Co-ops, Support Groups, Erichment Classes, Umbrella

Each different purpose, cost, personal responsiblity

Should I Join a Homeschool Co-op?

What season are you in?

Where do you need help?

What classes are you willing to NOT teach?

Roles in a Co-op

Cooperative – each one plays a role:

  • Administrator
  • Teachers
  • Helpers
  • Treasurer
  • Support (Nursery/Study Hall)

Theme

Co-ops might have a theme: History Day, Travel thru Time, Science Fun

Co-ops might just be enrichment

Coo-ops might cover core classes & Enrichment

Co-ops might be online

Possible Classes

Core – English, Math, Science, History, Geography

Out-of-Box Core – Who  Dun It, Travel Around the World

Life Skills/Enrichment – Bible, Homemaking, Art, Music, Labs

Standards

Do their standards match yours?

  • Faith/Beliefs
  • Behavior
  • Conversation

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Newspaper Reporting by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis British Literature & Writing High School Class HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis

 


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