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Bell Ringer – 2017 Eclipse

Today’s – Bell Ringer

The 2017  Eclipse  – One of the nice things about schooling at home that when something big happens you can make a Lesson  and a Celebration at home  as it happens. Education can be fun and if you haven’t made any plans for today here’s some tips and sites to get you started on your 2017 Eclipse Celebration –  * Remember -Be safe – take precautions or like millions watch it on the WEB.    Lisa

The Great American Solar Eclipse is almost upon us and if you’re planning to see it, timing is everything. From start to finish, the entire solar eclipse of Aug. 21 runs about four hours, but exactly what you can see and when depends on where you are. The eclipse begins on the West Coast at 9:05 a.m. PDT (12:05 p.m. EDT/1605 GMT) and ends on the East Coast at 4:09 p.m. EDT (2009 GMT). You can watch the entire solar eclipse on Space.com, courtesy of NASA.


You can watch the Live Stream –   Nasa Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.

What is It?

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.  For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds.  The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.


Who Can See It?

Lots of people! Everyone in the contiguous United States, in fact, everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 states.


Sunday Monday Coffee


Coffee plays an important part in Louisiana – go to any house in South Louisiana and you will be served steaming cups of coffee. Just a way to say Welcome to our home. So on this Sunday -Welcome and Enjoy !    Lisa 

Coffee has played an integral role in Louisiana history since the early 19th Century. In 1802, 1,438 bags of coffee arrived at the Port of New Orleans; just 50 years later, the city imported more than 530,000 bags, according to the Louisiana State Museum. The Port of New Orleans quickly became a port of choice for Latin American coffee planters because of its enviable position at the bottom of the Mississippi Valley and its ability to receive goods from the Caribbean and South and Central America.

A great coffee  post about Louisiana  & New Orleans coffee         175 years of coffee


Saturday Fun!

Welcome to my Saturday – Early morning coffee ,feeding the pets and my quite time before every one gets up and gets busy – Enjoy your Day !   Lisa  

And check back I am sure you will find something new to enjoy! 



What’s for Lunch ?

Today !   My Food Find is  School Lunch – yes even though I school at home ( on line) we all have to eat. I try to have some quick healthy snack in the fridge & lunch ready.  We dont have a set Lunch time my son likes to eat around his school schedule for the day. It’s all about Planning Ahead –  Lisa 

Whats for Lunch

Some Great Idea for Healthy Lunch  Idea’s-

You can make ahead and place in individual plastic containers so they are ready to go- My son’s a big Bento  Box fan -so I use [plastic containers with dividers to place his Lunch in.  Lisa

What Do I Place in the Containers? 

Small squares of cheese,meat fruit ,trail mix ( Snack time)

Also always Available in the Fridge –  

Assortment of Sandwich meats & Cheese  & Breads

  • We love fresh bread – I try making and buying new types. And using for recipes.

Also Try to Plan My Weekly Family Cooking so I have leftover to make – 


Pork ( BBQ,sliced meat ,wraps)

Whole Chicken ( Wraps, Sandwiches ,Salad & Tacos)

Ground Meet ( Chili , Burgers ,Taco Burritos )

I found this on Pint rest – I use to plan and shop for weekly menu. Lisa 



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Monday – On Line School Day

Good Morning ! I have spent the last few days helping parents and students with school questions on my face book group. The start of a new year bring lots of new parents and questions . I am taking a break and sharing this- 


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We start every Monday with a  Bell Ringer – Bell Ringer is the early morning discussion to keep students busy while teachers take attendance –

Today’s  Bell Ringer Question is –Why are School Buses Yellow? 



Today s  post  –  a Day in Life of an on line Student.

  1. Wakes up / has Breakfast ( gets to stay in PJs)
  2. Starts his Monday at 8:30 with Homeroom Class ( Teacher / class viva web cam )
  3. Starts his computer lessons /quizzes & test
  4. Breaks /  Lunch
  5. Attends any live classes ( We use Black Board system with power points and teachers viva web cam)

My son is in high school and if you have attended any online college classes – its that set up. He needs to attend 6 hours of school work a day between all of his classes,lessons and book work.

Grades K-5 Spend less computer time and do more book work and fun projects for Art and Science Reading and PE,

One of our fun projects that combined History & Art – making paper. Fun and Easy to do with kids. 

  • Scraps of paper
  • Drying frame ( you can use a grease screen from the dollar store)
  • Water
  • Blender
  • Plastic tub (large enough for the screen to fit in)
  • Sponge
  • Two smooth rags
  • Stack of newspapers or a folded towel

What You need to do-

  1. Fill the blender jar half full with torn paper pieces.
  2. Fill the rest of the blender jar with water and put the lid on. Have an adult turn the blender on for a minute or two until all of the paper pieces are shredded and chopped up into a pulp.
  3. Pour the paper pulp into the plastic tub then refill the blender jar with warm water and pour it in the tub, too. Use your hands to mix it all together.
  4. Place screen  into the tub. The screen should be resting on the bottom of the tub. Use your hands to cover it with the pulp and spread it out evenly over the screen.
  5. Hold on to the  screen with both hands and pull it straight up out of the tub. Shake it very gently so the extra water drips back into the tub.
  6. use a sponge to soak up even more water from under the screen while you keep holding the screen.
  7. Set the screen on the stack of newspapers and rag, then press another rag over the top of your sheet of paper  to dry. Depending on temperature  of the room will depend how long it takes to dry.
  8. Lay the rag with the sheet of paper on it flat on the counter to dry. When it is completely dry, you can easily peel it off of the rag.

Need more help PBS kids

Sunday Lunch

Welcome to My Sunday Lunch – Today on the menu is fish.

Tilapia (/tˈlɑːpi.ə/ ti-LAH-pee-ə) is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlidfish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish inhabiting shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes and less commonly found living in brackish water. You can buy it fresh or frozen . 

Tilapia is the fourth most consumed fish in the United States dating back to 2002. The popularity of tilapia came about due to its low price, easy preparation, and its mild taste.


Tilapia is highly valued as a seafood source due to its many beneficial qualities, which are attributed to its wealth of nutrientsvitamins, and minerals, including significant amounts of proteinomega-3 fatty acidsseleniumphosphorous,potassiumvitamin B12niacin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid.



Today Recipe uses frozen fish – thawed and cooked in a foil pack . The foil is lines with cut onions ,bell pepper -with filet placed on top seasoned (old Bay) and 1/2 cup of white wine and lemon slices. Sealed and placed on the grill till done.   Served with rice and veggies a healthy meal my family enjoy.   Lisa 


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Welcome to Louisiana * Week in Review

Welcome to Friday !   Its been a busy week around here and looking forward to the Weekend.   


We started back to school in Louisiana –  Our On line school (LAVCA) is in full swing. I have been very busy with our School’s Face book group (300 parents many new) Trying to take care of question and re assuring parents that they can do this. I will be the first to say that this is very different from regular public school and has a large learning curve for first time parents. But they are not alone – and we are there to help. Between my self ,my expert ( my high school son) and other veteran parents we are taking care of all the problems we can . One click- One message at a time. Lisa

* Read more on my Monday – Bell Ringer Post. 

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Hope you found some fun teachers item to share with others on  My Craft Table and look forward to sharing more fun projects with you my fellow craft fans.

Food Finds – Hamburgers & Judice Inn a long time classic in Lafayette,La. Serving Burger since 1947.

Whats happening this Weekend Here?

Lafayette has two great farmers markets filled with locally sourced products.

If you are in Lafayette Area- this weekend –

Town planner    Has a list of things to do   


Your first place to Look if your are Planning a Trip to Louisiana .

Louisiana Travel    Things to do in Louisiana


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