Vegan at La Puente Mexican Restaurant, Ogden

Great place for VEGANS!

My husband and I went to La Puente Mexican Restaurant in Ogden. I asked detailed questions, so you don’t have to!

Get the pinto beans that are not refried beans. They have them and will do that. Get a taco salad in a bowl, with no wheat shell. Get corn tortilla chips on the side for it. Get lettuce, cilantro, olives, fresh red and green bell peppers, tomatoes and avocadoes on it.

Their guac is vegan but it is easier for them to just get you sliced avocadoes for your custom order. The wheat flour tortillas are made with lard. The rice has chicken broth in it (just like Javier’s). The refried beans come sometimes from one supplier and sometimes from another (not made in-house). Some weeks, they get it from a supplier that says it is cooked in vegetable oil. Other weeks, they get it from a supplier that cooks it in lard. They know whihc supplie they get it from, so when you go, you could actually get refried beans if they got it that week from the supplier that cooks it in vegetable oil.

Enjoy!

I liked this place over Javier’s because Javier’s does not give me all those vegetables on my custom salad. They only give me lettuce and (not many) tomatoes. They also accidentally gave me rice on the side at Javier’s, which has the chicken broth in it. This La Puente made no mistakes and was happy to give me plenty of veggies! Yay for them!

When you go and you order, be sure to tell the host, the server, the manager, or whomever you see (all of them) that you are a vegan and want this vegan special you read about on facebook.

1- Get “O-Town Vegan Taco Salad” on the menu, please!

2- We are a large community (325 members on O-Town Vegan on facebook, I see) of vegans!

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Roy City, Utah Visioning Meeting October 12, 2016

Last night at the Roy Library, I was at battle, a soldier in that war on U.S. Sovereignty and Freedom. I attended the Roy Visioning Meeting. According to our Roy city council member, Robert Dandoy, who was in attendance, Roy is the third largest city in Davis and Weber Counties combined. The largest is Ogden. The second largest (and my beloved home town) is Layton. Based on web searches, Roy appears to be the third city in these two large counties to have a visioning meeting. Which cities are next?

     I went to the meeting. I did not feel listened to. The Wasatch Front Regional Council is not an elected body. An ICLEI visioning meeting is not done via a representative government. It is a regional government all about taxation without representation and tyranny, so what can one expect?

The Next Workshop

The next workshop will also be at the Roy Library. It will be on January 25, 2017. I assume it will also be at 6:00 p.m. Please come and defend our freedoms by alerting the people around you, the city officials, the city council and the city employees, that there are more than one of us who wants to keep U.S. freedom and sovereignty intact! They do not even care whether you live in Roy. Anyone who lives anywhere can “vote.”

Multiple Choice “Clicker” Voting

One of the battles was after the beginning presentation (slide presentation), in which people who are not asked to show any identification are given a clicker which allows them to vote on one of seven choices. Which of these seven sustainability, re-development and economic development items do you care about most for your city?

We citizens of these United States of America have been given multiple choice questions so many times in our public schools that we think that it is completely fine, normal and acceptable for our voice to be limited to seven choices. Isn’t brainstorming the best way to come up with the best ideas?

I apologize for this exhausting list, but I have to make my point because this point is extremely important to our understanding and the preservation of what liberties and freedoms we have left still.

The Founding Fathers of our great and exceptional *SOVEREIGN nation would be appalled that we think this is how decisions about our own city should be made. Virginia citizens definitely would not have ever let Benjamin Franklin, of Pennsylvania, lead a meeting for Virginia with a multiple choice question format designed supposedly to give Virginia citizens a vote about building large buildings and knocking down whatever is there.

*to learn what sovereign means, read about President Obama telling the UN he wants to give up U.S. Sovereignty.

Attendance at Roy Visioning Workshop I

My best guess is that there were 5 to 7 actual Roy citizens there. There was one guy from UTA. There were 12-14 people from the Wasatch Front Regional Council. (This is an unelected regional council, by the way, a “taxation without representation” entity. UTA is now part of ICLEI because it receives ICLEI money. (As is my city).

Roy’s City Manager kept repeating that there is web address (with Survey Monkey) so that people can give input online. Although I took the survey, inputting that the most important thing about Roy city to me is the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights and other similar things, I do not think the survey is important for anyone to take. The workshop and the survey are to placate the people (and the city council, city officials and employees) so that they think the citizens of Roy have had a voice, when in reality, no Roy citizen will ever have a voice in this. The voices were “heard” in December of 1989 (More on this later in the post). None of these ICLEI visioning meetings in any group of professionals or in any city or county or state, is local. It is all part of the International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives, headquartered in Bonn, Germany. Yes, indeed. It is a foreign attack from within. The battle front of this war is right in our very own city council meetings and city visioning workshops.

The Purpose of the Roy Visioning Workshops

The final presenter, who closed the beginning portion of the meeting, said in answer to a question of mine,

“Our purpose here tonight is to make you feel like you were listened to, so that you can leave here and tell your friends, ‘I was there, and they listened to me.’ “

He meant that literally; He was for real; He was telling the truth. He truly meant to say “FEEL LIKE you were listened to” instead of “Our purpose tonight is to listen to you and take into account your input.” In reality, nothing that any of us who are real Roy residents have said or will ever say to the Wasatch Front Regional Council will ever be taken into account in any way. Literally, the true purpose of all ICLEI visioning meetings is for us to be convinced that we have been listened to and for us to say to others around us, “I was there. They listened to me. I gave my input.”

     This is called the Delphi Technique. The objective is to convince people they have been listened to when they have not been listened to at all.

The purpose of doing THAT is to make it so that our transition into membership in a Regional, Fully Taxed, No-Representation Government will happen with no protests or knowledge by the public, whatsoever.

James Otis, U.S. Politician and Patriot, said, “Taxation without representation is tyranny!”

The Mapping Activity Portion of Roy Visioning Workshop I

The man with white hair and glasses at my mapping table opened with, “As a lifetime citizen of Roy, …” when the mapping activity began. I am sure he did this on purpose and for emphasis, but he was lying. When I asked, “What is the name of that burger place that is always crowded, which is on this corner, here?” He said NOTHING. If you are reading this and are going to be going to your own city’s visioning meeting, try that one on them. Ask about a local place pretty much everyone knows about. See what they know. If they know nothing, you’ve got ’em! I grew up  Layton and I am a VEGAN. I know about the Burger Bar. He was supposedly a “lifetime Roy Resident” and had no clue. The Burger Bar has a sign that says they have been open 40 years. It was featured on the T.V. show, “Drives and Dives” because it is so popular and exceptional (though not for a vegan). This man looked to be in his mid-60s, with white hair. Is he really expecting anyone in the meeting to believe he is a lifetime resident of Roy?  I had no idea that the people brought in to “act” like they are part of the city would outright lie. This meeting is more like dinner mystery theater than anything. One has to figure out who is acting and who is for real (not lying). The whole time, you have to figure our who is a real Roy citizen and who is a planted helper of the ICLEI group, which in this case has its local offices in Salt Lake City.

This man with white hair kept trying to add mixed use buildings everywhere. He kept saying, “I think this would be a nice place for a mixed use building.” Mixed use is a new term which was not used before all this Sustainable Redevelopment started. Here are examples of mixed use development zoned areas in Ogden, Utah, which you are probably familiar with.

Here is an excerpt, a list, from this web site, Bye, Bye, Blue Sky, of buzzwords which should alert you that what they are talking about is Agenda 21 (You should definitely click on that link and watch that video). Scroll down to the “M” words and you will see “Mixed Use Development.” I have marked all of the words used in last night’s meeting in bold.


beginning of reference quote:

AGENDA 21 “BUZZWORDS”

Eco-green fascism under the innocuous guise of sustainability to usher in One World Government and carbon taxation.

     Rosa Koire and her team at Democrats Against Agenda 21 put together this comprehensive list of key words and phrases that are often used at the local level when discussing Agenda 21 related initiatives.

Affordable housing
Ballot Box Planning
Benefit of all
Benefits-Driven
Buffer Zones
Cap & Trade
Choice
Climate Change
Common Core Curriculum
Common good
Community Protocol
Comprehensive planning
Consensus
Conservation Easement
Direct instruction
Downzoning
Endangered species
Environment
Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Environmental Justice
Equity
Facilitator
Fair
General Plan
Global Warming
Good Business Sense
Grants
Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions
Greenways
Growth management
Habitat
HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Communities
Healthy Communities Strategy
High Speed Rail
Historic preservation
Housing Element
Inclusive
Inter-disciplinary
International baccalaureate
International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
Invasive species
Jobs-Housing Connection
Land Use Policies
Lifelong learning
Livable Communities
Local
Local Governments for Sustainability
Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Mixed Use Development
Modeling
Multi-Use Dwellings
New Economy New Urbanism
New World Order
One planet communities
Open Space
Outcome based education
Outcomes
Parking Policy
Precautionary approach
Precautionary Principle
Preserve
Priority Conservation Areas
Priority Development Areas (PDA)
Prosperity
Protect
Public/Private partnerships
Quality of life
Redevelopment
Regional
Resilient Cities
Responsible development
Restoration
Safe Routes to Schools
Sanctuary
Scenic views and vistas
School to work
Sensitive Lands
Smart growth
Smart Streets
Social justice
Stack and Pack Housing
Stakeholder
Sustainable Communities Initiative
Sustainable communities partnership
Sustainable communities strategies
Sustainable development
Sustainable Economic Development
Sustainable medicine
Three “E”s of Sustainability: Equity, Economy, Environment
Traffic calming
Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
Transportation Justice
Triple bottom line
Upzoning
Urban Growth Boundary
Urban revitalization
Vehicle Mileage Traveled Tax
Vibrant Neighborhoods
Vision
Visioning Meetings
Walkable Communities
Watershed
Wetlands
Wildlands

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(Another is “bikable.” The one used at my meeting was just “bicycle lane.” They talked much bout bicycle lanes being wider. They said “increase the biking easement so that the bike can take up a whole lane.” Most people know that very few bikers are ever there and most are driving in cars. The road for vehicles needs to be wider. You will know it is Agenda 21 and the Sustainability movement when they keep pushing biking over driving. I used to bike to work when I was a teen. I get it. However, the bike lanes should only be pushed if they are needed. They should not be pushed JUST BECAUSE of the green movement (which is ICLEI).

During the mapping activity, I was told not to worry about any of my worries because it would be rezoned and they would shape the laws so that this building can go there and nothing else would be allowed to be there because anything else would be against the planning codes. What they meant was that the filthy Agenda 21 Land Use Policies would become the local laws because of the acceptance of a grant by our city council. That was literal, too. That, I know, was them telling the truth. They really will change the building codes and zoning codes so that certain things are not allowed and other things are. I know that on Roy’s web site, it mentions that things must be approved or disputed by talking with the person in charge of planning.

See this document on Roy City’s web site, which says “Land Use Maps Consistency Required.”  See this current Future Land Use Map of Roy, here on Roy’s web site.

Watch this Must-See Video made for Land Use Planners, featuring Meg Ryan, (Fascist-NWO-lover, not actress). Its purpose is to teach them how to do their jobs. It is very scary and creepy! Utah professionals who could possibly be unaware of ICLEI’s existence and even of Agenda 21, are employed in Utah as “Land Use Planners.”

At one time during the mapping, I was told none of the decisions we made on this map were real, so we should just do what we want with this map. They said it was just for us to dream and imagine, to envision. I know that is true. They definitely will not take into account any of what we said.

At the mapping activity, I protested, saying there were homes here, and what are the people living in them going to do? One of them said to me, “You have to imagine there was a big earthquake and the whole city was destroyed. What would you do then?”  When I told my husband about that, he thought this was a scary meeting. It was, as are all of these ICLEI visioning meetings for cities across the U.S. of A.  They want to play God. They want us to relish in playing God ourselves. Awful!

Full Text PDF of Agenda 21 Document

What Agenda 21 (Official Global Document) Says About Economic Development

In case any of you believe this future planning, re-zoning and re-development of our city will improve our city’s economy, I assure you that I have read enough to know that its purpose is to destroy our economy in the U.S. of A. Let me tell you something about what we all agreed to December 22, 1989. I know we all agreed to it because it says, “It reflects a global consensus,” (Agenda 21, Section 1.2).

Agenda 21 Quotes about the Economies of the World:

Section 1.4: “Agenda 21 will require a substantial flow of new and additional financial resources to developing countries.” (Wealth will be moved From wealthy countries to poorer ones. Understand, this means monies will FLOW from the U.S. of A. and all first world countries.)

Section 1.5 : “economies in transition,” (In transition from wealth to the standard globally communist poverty or poverty to the standard globally communist wealth, depending upon where the country starts. All countries will be at the same economic level. That is the goal.)

Section 2.5: “an open, equitable, secure, non-discriminatory and predictable multilateral trading system that is consistent with…optimal distribution of global production…comparative advantage…improved market access for developing countries’ exports.” (A predictable TRADING SYSTEM?!?!) My Uncle Steven would get a kick out of the idea of predictable gambling in Wendover. What say you? Here, here! Lol! “Improved market access for developing countries’ exports” means decreased market access for first world countries.

Section 2.6: “effective and predictable public administration

“…progress toward democratic government (ours is a Constitutional Republic. Note the U.S. Constitution and the Pledge of Allegiance).

Section 2.7: “tariff and non-tariff impediments…

…limiting their access to export markets. (This means global U.N. laws limiting the exports of first world countries.)

“The removal of existing distortions in international trade…

“…substantial and progressive reduction in the support and protection of agriculture…” [Substantial means we will notice because it will be a huge difference. Progressive means gradually brought on so that nobody will protest because nobody will notice. (Progressive means we will be like the frog in the pot, when the water starts out cold and gets increasingly hotter. The frog dies, having always said he would get out when it got too hot.)]

…in order to avoid inflicting large losses on the more efficient producers, especially in developing countries.” (All of the above is for the purpose of making the third world countries come up to the level of the first world countries, at the expense of the first world countries.

Section 2.8: “…the expansion of world trade has continued to grow faster than world output in recent years. However, the expansion of world trade has been unevenly spread, and only a limited number of developing countries have been capable of achieving appreciable growth in their exports….affecting particularly the export interests of developing countries.” [In 1989, fairness was too uneven in the world. It was not a communist world.  That, we considered a bad thing. I say we, because, as you can see from section 1.4, we all agreed to this in 1989. (There was a global CONSENSUS).]

The meaning of this Agenda 21 plan made in 1989 (Agenda 21 meaning agenda for the 21st century) is for wealthy countries to let their economic advantages go out the window in order to help developing countries bring their economies to the same level as that of the U.S. and for one Communist Wold Government with taxation but no representation. It also says they will make agricultural laws which will hinder agricultural production in the U.S. and help agricultural production in developing countries. It says there will possibly be a lack of tariff impediments. What I read here is, the developing countries will get to export to the U.S. so that we, who have restrictions on agricultural production, will be forced to either starve or buy food from developing countries to bring up their economies at the expense of ours.

One of the means of bringing the U.S, economy to the level of the economies of all other countries so that we live in one big communist governed world, is this whole REDEVELOPMENT trick they are pulling on us via this Wasatch Front Regional Council. The plan is to destroy Roy’s economy.

The Freedom’s Light Festival 2016

The Freedom’s Light Festival

September 15-16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

at Bountiful Park in Bountiful, Utah

(Free)

The Freedom’s Light Festival is Sept. 15-16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please attend one of the hours of day or night you can spare. These fesitivities celebrate Constitution Day (September 17th). http://www.freedomslight.us/

The events are open house style with the exception of the late-night programs. These are very important for learning about our history, our liberty, the founding fathers and mothers of our country, the original 13 colonies and their plight, the Declaration of Independence and our U.S. Constitution (includng the Bill of Rights).

The events with the exception of the late night program are for adults, youth and children. There is food available to purchase, but not much of it, so please eat before or bring a sack lunch or dinner. There are boweries to use.

This is worth even a ton of petroleum and time in order to come to it! It is amazing: Extremely fun for children and full of learning for all ages! and you will love that you came! Bring your children or grandchildren! Invite everyone who loves the U.S. Constitution! Plan on at least 2 hours, but to get through all of it you will need more like 4. If you cannot spare but one hour and live as close as or closer than within 30 minutes, it is worth your time! 

Spread the word to all who love God and Liberty!

http://www.freedomslight.us/

Weber State University General Associates Degree Using Many CLEP & DSST Exams

Weber WSU General Associates with CLEP and DSST Exams (Download entire document for free here)

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Page 1 of the Document: Weber State University Associates Degree Guide for Homeschoolers 9th-12th Grades (Early College for Homeschoolers in Northern Utah)

Weber State University Credit by Exam

I hope these links help you to give your local Utah homeschooling kids an edge on life. You will be homeschooling college! That is just as normal as putting your public schooled high schooler in a concurrent enrollment or early college class at their high school. It is not weird. They do it. Why shouldn’t homeschoolers also do it? Here are some links you will need about Credits by Exam (for anyone, but especially for Homeschoolers) from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah:

General Requirements at Weber State University (requirements for every degree)

Questions about Generals at Weber State University

General Questions about Degrees at Weber State University

CLEP Tests Accepted by Weber State University (and what each gives credit for)

DSST (Dantes) Exams Weber State Gives Credit For (and which credits you will get for them)

DSST Testing Center Guidelines

CLEP Testing Center Guidelines WSU

WSU Testing Centers (click tabs to get to each testing center)

GED testing center guidelines WSU  — (In case you want to do that, too)

Video: Weber State University: How Our Testing Centers Operate

CLEP Official Study Guide at Amazon.com

DSST Principles of Public Speaking Exam Wise Owl Study Guide, Amazon.com

WSU Public Speaking HU 1020 book I bought

Info. on WSU Bookstore, where you could also get study books for the exams

CLEP Western Civilizations I Exam Study Guide by REA at Amazon.com

“The Great Courses: Foundations of Western Civilization I” (Search at Amazon.com)

I bought Parts 1-3 for $30 used. I am using this to teach my kids and help them prepare for the CLEP Western Civilizations I Exam.

The Great Courses: The Foundations of Western Civilization This is the same DVD from the creators’ website.

You can find study guides for any CLEP or DSST test at Amazon.com or wherever you buy books. (I buy them at Amazon.com).

Weber State University Credit by Exam

Homeschool Early College / Concurrent Enrollment at Weber State University

G.E.D.: 10 College Credits? Really!? That’s Great!

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Utah Homeschool Affidavit SB39 with School Notifications Requests

Below is a Utah Legal Homeschooling Affidavit for you to fill out. You will need to look up secretary and school names, and school addresses, for the school district and for the school(s) your child or children currently attend or would attend next (if moving up from elementary to junior high or from junior high to high school). You will need to put down all of the names of your kids whom you will be educating yourself.

This is a legal notification to let your child’s school, the school district and state of Utah know that you will be educating your own children. Should you choose to enroll in a school district program of any kind, such as free speech therapy or Head Start, your child will need to be enrolled in the district for you to do that. When they ask you to fill out all the forms and give them immunization records, you are officially registering your child in a school district program. I believe this may nullify the whole official homeschool thing, but I am not sure of that at all (you go ahead and ask if you need to). Should you choose to enroll your child in an online or charter school after sending an affidavit in, that will nullify the affidavit for that child, so you would need to fill this out again to legally homeschool after enrolling in one of those (which, officially, is a Utah school). If you move to a new county/ school district (not a new home), you need to fill it out again for the new county/ school district.

You do not need to tell the district your child’s age, birthdate or grade level. The new SB 39 (signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert on April 1, 2014) says should you enroll your child in a Utah school again, you get to decide whether to have your child assessed by the school. You also get to decide which grade level your child will be placed into. (The schools used to have the power to just assess and decide for you. They no longer have that power.)

When you are finished filling the form out without signing it, get your legal photo identification (such as a drivers’  license) and take the form to a notary public. Some libraries, banks, postal services and the like, will have them available to the public. One time, we used the library (which only has a notary public when that employee is working there). Another time, we went to Wells Fargo Bank, which seems to always have one whenever the bank is open. You will explain to the notary that you need a notary. They will invite you to sit down and sign it in front of them. They will ask to see your identification. They will have a ledger to fill out. (I signed the ledger because I had not signed the document in front of the notary and she needed to see me sign it.) The notary will sign and will stamp your affidavit with a notary public seal. The purpose of this is so that someone else cannot take your child out of public school on your behalf, pretending they are you.

After this, you can either take in or mail in your affidavit to your school district office. I think taking it in is better because then you can ask and make sure to get your certificate of exemption before leaving the district offices. (You may never get one if you mail it in.)

SB39 does not require that you teach certain prescribed subjects or a certain number of days in a year. You, the parents or guardians, and your child get to decide how your child is educated and in what. (Before SB 39 became the law, homeschool affidavits said that you had to teach math, language arts, social studies, science, health, and so forth. It also said you had to teach 180 full school days in a year.)

You may be wondering why Utah allows this. Before this law was passed, many of us called in or wrote in to our school board. Some homeschool moms even showed up at school board meetings and spoke up about homeschooling, how great it is, how well-educated our kids are, with valid statistics. I wrote them and the governor E-mails. In my E-mails, I had video footage of my five-year-old doing Montessori pink reading with 3-D objects, in front of our Christmas tree. I hope that helped!

Many school teachers spoke up against the law, saying this would give the homeschooling parents or guardians zero responsibilities and give the state of Utah many uneducated kids. They testified that they had students coming into the classrooms after having homeschooled, and said that they were behind. I do not believe they presented numbers or statistics.

I believe that because so many homeschool moms stood up and defended homeschooling and convinced the school board members and governor that what we do is statistically better than what the public schools do; That our kids attend college in just as great (or greater) numbers; That there are an overwhelming number of parents who educate their children very well in homeschooling; That this pushed them to vote for the Senate Bill by Aaron Osmond in 2014. It was a big success!

News stories on television started popping up soon after that. For a short time, some public school teachers and community members were angry that the homeschoolers could legally do this. Most of the citizens had never known that homeschooling was legal, so even knowing that was new to them. I am sure many who homeschool now are doing so even though in 2014 when the news stories showed up on their televisions and on Facebook, they were very upset that homeschooling people had received more liberties.

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Utah Legal Homeschool Affidavit SB 39 2014


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Related Blog Posts and Links:

Utah SB 39 Full Text

Utah Home Educators Association

Home School Legal Defense Association: Homeschooling in Utah

Considering Homeschool?

Homeschool Early College / Concurrent Enrollment at Weber State University

Teaching my Adorable Child to Read

Utah Relaxed Homeschool High School 9th Grade Battle Plan

“Homeschooling Middle School: Academics & Socialization”

LDS Home Educators Association (Joyce Kinmont)

 

 

 

Utah Relaxed Homeschool High School 9th Grade Battle Plan

“Relaxed Homeschool” means sort of halfway between “Unschooling” style and “School at Home” style. I am aware that a marriage between the two styles is impossible. However, my personality makes it work. Sometimes, we go weeks on unschooling style alone. Then I get steam and may have an hour, a few hours or a couple days of “School at Home” style academic stuff. I am not going to tell you that the latter is the most academic, learning-productive, rigorous or challenging. Surprisingly, the former is. I just cannot keep up with it fully as it is a lot of work for the mama. That is why sometimes, I take a break from the rigors of “unschooling” and do some “school at home” style.

I plan to have my child focus on the following for homeschool 9th grade Homeschool High School Early College & College Preparation. Please do not think I will do any of this with my child on a set schedule or routine. We do not work that way here. The exceptions are the following, which are at certain set days and times: Northern Utah Wildlife Rehabilitation Center volunteering, LDS Seminary, Intermediate Speech & Debate, swim lessons, swimteam and sports recreation leagues. The rest are just done throughout the year whenever I feel like they should be done or whenever my child does them.

If you are locals and you drop in on a family at home doing things that look nothing like school, don’t be shocked. It is normal for us. Perhaps we are learning through play. Perhaps we are cleaning the house. Guaranteed, the more rigorous, more challenging, uncontrolled, unassigned, unmanaged “unschooling” learning is occuring. If you drop by and we are not home, then perhaps I am a chauffer to LDS Seminary, swim lessons or swimteam, local sports recreation leagues, Intermediate Speech & Debate  or volunteering with my kids at the NUWRC. Perhaps we are just hanging out with friends, on a picnic, on a field trip, shopping or running errands.

  • TABE Test Prep Level A: Score high on home-administered, correctly timed Tabe A practice tests. In Utah, passing TABE  level A in all 4 areas is required to take the GED test. A person must be age 16 to take this test. They must have a letter of withdrawal from the latest district school attended, on official letterhead if possible, signed by the school principle and secretary, stating when the child withdrew from school. Before the TABE there is a “Locator test” which is 37 minutes long. The Locator Test determines which level TABE test the student should use in each area. There are 5 levels of TABE tests. A= Advanced, 9-12 grades; D= Difficult, 6-8 grades; M= Medium, 4-5 grades; E= Easy, 2-3 grades; L= Literacy, 1st grade and/or non-reader. A person scoring 9.0 in Math is at the A, Advanced, 9th grade level in Math. A person will take 4 different level TABE tests to create one full TABE package. The TABE tests are in the following subjects: Reading, 50 min., 50 Q’s; Math I, 24 min., 40 Q’s; Math II, 50 min., 50 Q’s; Language, 55 min., 55 Q’s.
  • GED Test Prep: Score high on home-administered, correctly timed practice tests. A person must be 16 to take this test and in Utah, must take the TABE to qualify to take this test.
  • ACT English Section Preparation. A composite score of 21 on the ACT is required to be admitted to Weber State University when there are not 30 CLEP and DSST credits. (GED not required to be admitted into Weber State or to take CLEP or DSST exams).
  • World Civilizations I CLEP test prep. Take test at Weber State University when ready ($90). Passing the test gives the student 3 Social Science credits and replaces the History of the Western World I class at the University.
  • DSST Principles of Public Speaking test prep.  Take test at Weber State University when ready ($90). Passing the test gives the student 3 Humanities credits and it replaces Communications 1020: Public Speaking, at the University. This test has a speech portion, wherein the student gives a speech either to judges present or recorded on video and shown later to judges; and a written exam portion. Each section is given 50% of the test value.
  • Rosetta Stone Spanish Levels I & II
  • LDS Seminary
  • Volunteer at (NUWRC) Northern Utah Wildlife Rehabilitation Center approximately 3 hrs./ wk.
  • Intermediate Speech & Debate (This is a class we registered for, taught to a class of 15 homeschoolers by a really great local Speech & Debate Teacher).
  • At age 15, get a learner’s permit and practice driving in remote areas where no cars or pedestrians are present
  • Career and College Major/ Minor Planning and Research
  • Life School LDS Homeschool Curriculum Year 1, Parts 2 and 3 with the family, top level
  • Math: TABE, GED, ACT study & practice tests
  • Math assigned by me from themathworksheetsite.com, workbooks and textbooks I have in our homeschool library
  • Do Math in your head & everyday life math practice and learning
  • Math DVD series: Complete Basic Math & Pre-Algebra
  • Chemistry 101 DVD and workbook/ assignments
  • Complete the “Cover Story” Creative Writing DVD with lesson books series 
  • Various U.S. History DVD’s
  • Read 2 of the U.S. or World History books on my list
  • MyGeography app–100% on all exams
  • 2 countries research reports
  • 1 U.S. state or region research report
  • 1 State of Utah or 1 county in Utah research report
  • Literature: reading of 4 classic novels
  • Swim lessons pass level 5 and swim with swimteam
  • Softball with city league
  • Attend a play at the Shakespearean Festival with Grandma V.
  • Piano Lessons: complete Primer Level & Level I
  • Sewing Lessons from Grandma K.
  • Gardening
  • Cooking, Nutrition, Menu Planning, Shopping
  • Home Canning, Food Storage
  • Budgeting, personal finance
  • Attend church dances
  • Singing: church choir, family devotionals