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Monday, October 31, 2011

Thanksgiving Remembrances

Last year's daily Thanksgiving remembrances. Join me this year, starting November 1!

Menu planning

Baked Chicken
soup or chili
mexican chicken casserole

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FAR Planning

Printing a list of projects for Emilie to complete last year didn't work so well for her. She needed more set deadlines and a daily task list rather then 5-8 printed pages and "get going" instructions.

So this year I changed things up. It works well for us. Emilie and Olivia still get to choose their projects but I make the daily assignment lists.

Step by Step:

1. I print out each unit as I need it and put in in it’s own 3 prong folder.

2. I color code each mini unit.

3. Each daughter goes through one mini unit at a time marking what projects she wants to do with initial.

4. Then I go through each mini unit and determine if I have the resources, can get the resources, or substitute a different resource.

5. Then I make a list of each project in each mini unit for each daughter. Then I make the decision how many days each project will take, and which week it will be done, whether week 1 or week 2.

6. Then I make out daily assignment cards. For the projects that will take several days I will put how many days they have to work on it, and each consecutive day how many days remain.

7. Each daughter has her own mini index card binder, at the end of each day they turn in the day’s card which is then filed.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Falling Behind!

Happy Fall Ya'll
WOW! It's been a long time since I've been active here. We have started school, Emilie and Olivia are both doing Far Above Rubies. Bella is doing Learning Adventures. I'll post more about school later as the "sisters" ( Emilie and Olivia) need to use the computer for school research.

Menu for the week:
*Cowboy Soup
Hot Chicken Salad Sandwiches

* I got this recipe from my mother in law. My husband and Bella made this last year when I was sick and I have since lost the recipe card so what follows is totally by memory.

1# ground meat browned
chopped onion to taste ( I use 1/4- 1/2 cup of onion)
1 can ranch beans ( I use whatever beans I have in the house tonight will be black beans)
1 can corn *UNDRAINED*
1 package of taco seasoning
1 can tomato soup
1 can "rotel" tomatoes and chilies

I honestly can't remember if it is 2 cans of corn and 2 cans of soup. Use your own judgement.
Anyhow, nice on a Fall/Winter day, served with warm corn bread.

well I used spicy tomato sauce instead of tomato soup and didn't add the rotel as I didn't have any. I did add some leftover beefstew, and a can of water. Bella made cornbread. It was really good.