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  1. I'm not sure why you couldn't. We often use this stuff called "chik'n" in dishes I would normally put chicken in (like a taco soup) when I don't want to make double dishes b/c one of my daughters is a vegetarian (she does eat eggs, milk, fish). There are a lot of substitutes on the market besides just tofu - tonight I'm actually cooking a tofu pasta dish. It does need to be seasoned (marinated really) well. But it's good!!
  2. My kids did not feel like there was enough explanation with math mammoth. Sometimes they would get hung up on a problem and there just wasn't enough explanation in their book to explain how to get the answer. We are not very mathy people and I we found we needed more information than MM provided. We switched mid year to MUS and the kids were all very happy with the pace at which it moved and the level of explanation.
  3. I think I would be game :) I am in Houma and am willing to go to BR or the Tanger.
  4. 1. everyday many, many times a day 2. regular tap 3. i've had it about 5 months 4. Emeril's big easy bold amazon.com shipped monthly :)
  5. you could bake two whole chickens serve with sides and then use leftovers for a variety of things such as chicken quesidillas, chicken(fill in salad type mix) wrap; chicken enchiladas, chicken with garlic olive oil pasta; etc etc I do the same with a huge pack of chicken thighs - the chicken fits in anywhere this is a standard in my house :) smoked chicken or turkey sausage, 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes (with pasta water added to complete the sauce), served over egg noodles or any kind of pasta really cook ground turkey, add salsa, refried beans - layer tortilla chips on cookie sheet cover with meat mixture, cover with cheese bake at 350 til cheese melts - add taco toppings
  6. I don't speak hebrew and cannot read it - although I know a few things :) but I'm thinking of purchasing this http://www.alephchamp.com/ we also use this - the little midrash says http://www.judaism.com/seriesdisplay.asp?USN=115 and supplement with crafts and lapbooks for holidays and seasons/special lessons we also are part of the pjlibrary - my children LOVE the story books. http://www.pjlibrary.org/ we live in a very NON Jewish area but i'm really lucky to have an abba who is willing to learn with us :)
  7. We also use OPGTTR for our "curriculum". My ds also uses Reading Eggs on a regular basis and I keep tons of rookie readers, hello readers, bob books etc on hand for him to read anytime, all the time. I read to him every night and he reads to me every night. In the beginning he just read the words he knew (a, the, him, we, etc) and it helped build his confidence. We used this for a long time. http://www.progressivephonics.com/ He really loved it but once he started to do "real" school at home, we switched to OPGTTR and Reading Eggs. It gave him a really good foundation. We could have stuck with it, but for some reason, I didn't. I don't know why.
  8. I just saw on their facebook page that Homeschool share will be removing their FIAR resources. So I just wanted to share that with y'all. Per their Facebook page: Homeschool Share The FIAR publishers have expressed their disapproval of the FIAR related resources at Homeschool Share: http://www.facebook.com/groups/22676170858/doc/10150402505830859/ The FIAR resources will be removed on Saturday, November 19th. I am asking that YOU remain silent on this issue, please. I do not want this to be ugly. It is what it is, and I need to remove the resources in order to protect myself from possible (not probable, but possible) legal ramifications in the future. Five In A Row Families Following the FIAR Homeschool Curriculum
  9. I've been recently trying to break my daughter of writing "this paper will", "I'm writing about" etc. in her papers. I keep telling her these are empty statements that state the obvious. Obviously you are writing a paper, obvously this paper has a point. Why are you putting that in your sentence? It just seems to have no place.
  10. I appreciate your comments and your value of the opinions of the wonderful homeschoolers of the Hive :) But if I had to walk away from the episode and say do I think the people involved in the interview supported homeschooling (besides the family who homeschools), I would have said no.
  11. The kids and I looked at this slide show yesterday and we agreed that their wedding was much more beautiful, meaningful, exceptionally wonderful than the British royal wedding. Everything was soooo GRAND!! It made us want to go and be there just to see it all!! She is so stunning!
  12. I thought they interviewed a great unschooling family BUT I don't understand why both "experts" they interviewed were obviously both not pro-homeschoolers. Voicing their concern over and over and over that homeschoolers were not regulated enough, tested enough and not socialized enough. It would lead any non-homeschooler who knows nothing about homeschooling to believe that we at the end of the day every child who comes out of the homeschooling way of life will have gaps in their education (as if public school children don't?) and will need remedial testing etc. You can say what you want with a smile on your face, but you could clearly see she (the main expert) was clearly against homeschooling.
  13. my youngest daughter is a junior girl scout this year and I'm so disappointed with the whole organization. She has a new leader this year who must also believe she is a drill sargeant :( I wish there was another girl empowering organization that my daughter could be involved in. All of her friends quit this year because they just didn't like being involved in it.
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