Monday – Season of Football

No this is not a political message – this is a post about the South’s love of Football and they way Louisiana celebrates it- with food,fun and family.   Even though the Heat is still here – the fans are packing the stadiums around here.Louisiana loves its football so Turn the Lights on -its time for Football ! Friday night […]

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Fall Children Books

As a Mom and I started my son off early in reading to him. Here a few great book that brings Fall into the House –  great addition to your library. Lisa       book link It’s fall! The leaves are changing color. This Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book explains the magical process of how leaves change their color in autumn. […]

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Celebrating Fall

Welcome !  Monday We had a few days of Cool weather as Irma damaged Florida ( Hope Everyone is fine) but here in Louisiana its back into the 90’s. . Typical September with up and down temperatures and another Hurricane on the Horizon.The storm season last through November and then we Cool off .The only changes of Season here are […]

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A is for Apple

This Monday I sit here and remember everything that is going on – past and present. It’s 9/11 and It’s time to remember – those that gave all and share those memories with others. Today we think of all our family and friends  battling the hurricane Irma in Florida. Stay safe  all . Also as Fall slowly moves into Louisiana – I start thing about Harvest time. We lived in Michigan for many years and a great family time was found picking Apples at neighboring orchards. Picking Apples and enjoying the fall festival at the orchard always signaled the beginning of Fall. And the cold weather was coming around the corner. Then a trip  home and to make Apple sauce and Apple butter in the kitchen to enjoy. Lisa   Apple Sauce I made for my son as a baby. Peeled and sliced apples. Add a small amount of water and cook down Run through food mill or blender. You can  add brown sugar ,cinnamon  and more water and cook to a chunky style also.   Slow Cooker Apple Butter Apples- peeled,cored and sliced. Add – sugar,cinnamon,touch of salt and vanilla. Cook on Low for 10 hours.

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Happy Labor Day

Today is the first Monday of September and here that means it’s Labor Day. For lots its a 3 Day Holiday -for other it’s another Monday Morning. We are off of school this morning so everyone is sleeping late as Mom is up doing chores. Enjoy – Lisa   Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events. It’s also the un official last day of Summer as lots of schools wait until after the holiday to resume classes. It is the largest sales day of the year for some retailers, second only to Black Friday, in the run up to Christmas. Labor day is considered traditionally as the last day of the year to wear white. Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/04/when-is-labor-day-2017-and-why-is-it-celebrated-6829343/#ixzz4ripGGbTI As International Workers Day – May 1 is also a national holiday in the Russian Federation and Asian countries such as China, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Labor Day holiday, or Labour Day, is celebrated in the United States and countries such as Australia and Canada at different times of the year.   So Celebrate by – Enjoying your Day . Be safe as lots of people are out on the roads […]

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School Open ??

Monday Morning and Harvey’s rain is here.But school is On.   Because we are on line our school is still up and running -even without Power you can make adjustments to your schedule and have school. Like  a traditional home school without the computers. When warning start with the storm its time to start preparing -just in case of power lost. I check the coming weeks schedule and print any lessons that can be completed without power . Also I make sure we have books that needed to be read for class from the library or to enjoy. Being prepared is the most important thing to be ready for the storm.   Lisa  Schooling with out power  plan- K-5  Books Writing practice sheets Math worksheets Science – weather report ,measure water. PE      yoga , stretching, Do some fun projects – measure things in kitchen and cook.( gas stove here )  Make craft projects -learn about color . High School Books ( novel to read) Writing easy or Paper needing work on. Printed Math work sheet Science Fun- weather watch and measuring rain fall PE    yoga, Exercise ball or trampoline    

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Monday Card Challenge * Friend

Addicted to Cas Blog Challenge New Challenge begins Saturday 6pm AEST and will run for two weeks, finishing on the Saturday at 12pmAEST Winners will be announced on the Monday following the close of the challenge   My Entry for this – You are a Good Friend. Stamp colored with pencils, and a little ribbon is all it needs ,  

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Monday * Bell Ringer

Today is Monday – we are getting ready to start school on Wed. A Back to School Planner idea -using a Dollar Planner & Stickers. We start early but we get off early in May. So today I m posting about getting ready for school- since we are part of an on line school system Back to School is a little different here. No School uniform ( everyone here wears them) Little or no supplies ( most work done on line) No lunch money, bus routes or band fees) For Lavca / On line School Dedicated school space ( in can be anywhere) Computer /laptop ( adobe flash/ chrome or firefox) Strong internet Connection My son is using our den/ game room/ The double screens are new ( hes a teenager gamer). Last week we attended a Face to Face meeting for school. This location was packed. We are a state wide public school with about 2000 kids k-12. Lisa Check out my – School Board on Pinterest   School Board For Links ,ideas  and organization ideas Lisa

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Monday – Bell Ringer

Welcome ! On Monday’s I will be bring you tips,links and Life of an online student. Today as we get ready to attend a Face-to Face Orientation for our On-line school I thought I would share a little with you about our school- Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy ( LAVCA) -starts school Aug 9th, What is an On Line School? LAVCA […]

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