So happy to be back here, reading your journal entries, and writing responses. This is one of the best parts of my day, along with rowing, lifting, swimming, reading, and of course...LUNCH! With that said, onward.
Annaly: Please don't worry about the packets. They can help, and they are meant to help you keep your skills sharp, more than "learning". The packets allow your parents to see what you're doing. Nevertheless, and you you know what I'm going to write, Khan Academy lets YOU see what you're learning, how you're learning it, where you make mistakes, and where you can improve. Plus, KA covers more than the packets.
My question for you is, what activities will you pursue so that you are confident when you take the next step? That. next step is 7th grade and beyond. I know, I know, when will we return to school, or move to 7th? You know what I always say, search history for a model of what has happened before, then adapt that model, or create a new one if you need to. After the 1918 pandemic, society opened in layers, little by little, life returned to normal. Stay safe, keep up your activities, and you will come out of this stronger and wiser. 💻🤸🏿♀️ School might reopen so parents can pick up the items the students left. If you need some art supplies, please let me know.
Abigail: Sounds like there is a lot going on at your house. That's good news! You don't have to journal on the weekends. May I suggest you begin using Garageband to learn chords? Chords are the "words" of music. Learn your chords and you can play music on guitars and piano. From there, you can begin writing your own songs. That's a lifelong skill that will bring years of enjoyment! 😊 What else are you doing with your time?
Melissa: Hi. 10%? That's ambitious. Please remember to learn it well so you can use it later. Have you continued your art? Do you have supplies? CC might open the school soon, but only to allow parents to pick up the items the students left. If that's the case, you can get your notebook, and I'll make arrangements so you can pick up some art supplies. I'm glad you're trying hard in KA. Making that a habit will put you way ahead when school reopens. Please stay with it!
Nataly: Hi. Thanks for your kind words. I remember a movie from a long time ago where the main character said, "...we must love those people who deserve it like there's no tomorrow. 'Cause when you get right down to it - there isn't." So when I read your words, I'm glad you understand that all we have is this moment in front of us. That's all we can control, for it's not what happens to you, it's your reaction to it that makes a difference tomorrow. Anybody who has ever performed resistance training for over 6 months straight understands that truth.
OK, I'm running late today. Thanks for reading. Please contact others and ask them to contribute to the journal, which has already totaled over 66,000 words! That is a complete novel. Amazing what you can do, when you make the time and effort.