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Noreen Claire

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  1. :lol: I'm being serious here - I always wished that I could go to the desk and get another coupon book (or use my mother's extra coupons). I just didn't think that it was allowed! I buy flour/sugar/chocolate chips/coffee there mostly, but sometimes there are good coupons in that book!
  2. WAIT A MINUTE! They let you have ANOTHER coupon book? You can buy more than one item using more than one coupon? This changes EVERYTHING... *starts plotting my next trip to BJs*
  3. Tomorrow is Sunday, Mother's Day. It is going to rain like crazy here, so soccer will be, thankfully, cancelled. DS3 picked up a nasty bug from the library train table (I'm positive) on Wednesday and was absolutely miserable today. I would bet my last penny that the baby and I are both coming down with whatever he has and will be down for the count tomorrow. Possibly DS5 as well. My only to-do tomorrow is to get the pot roast in the oven (DH can take it from there). I've never been one to snuggle up and take it easy on the couch when sick. However, I've also never been almost 43 with three sick kids as well. I'm not sure how to take care of us all at once! If you and several littles where all sick on a lazy Sunday with your spouse home to help out, how would you spend the day?
  4. I was raised as a "cultural" Catholic. I was sent to Catholic schools but my family weren't what would be considered practicing Catholics. I left the church at 16 and only returned when I started dating my husband, around age 32. I'm now a practicing Catholic who struggles with my faith.
  5. Not to hijack the thread, but please tell me how you applied it to weight loss? I'm interested!
  6. My just-turned 5yr old has had that book since the fall. I just let him do however many pages he is interested in doing, and I let him stop whenever. Today, he stopped after half a page but he has had days where he did 10 pages before stopping. I'm not pushing it - he's still so young! I only read the directions to him (he isn't reading yet). I haven't had to do any other teaching so far.
  7. I followed the scheduling this year (2nd grade) from Classical House of Learning. Here's her 34wk schedule for 3rd grade: We usually read one section per day from the SOTW. I chose two fiction and two literature books for each chapter of SOTW (from the list in the activity book) and schedule those in during the week. (We haven't done the activities from the activity book, just the questions, coloring pages, and the map work.)
  8. That's the illustrator for Gaiman's Fortunately, The Milk! I'm putting that one on hold for ME!
  9. Can you please give me the author of this one? I couldn't find it int he library catalog.
  10. Thanks! I've added Amulet, Redwall, Mouse Guard, & TinTin to my library request list. Bone is always on the shelf at the library, so I'll keep that one for when we have nothing on hold. He's picked up a Max Axiom book before, but he didn't seem interested. I'll request a different title and try again. DS21 owns the complete hardcover set of Calvin & Hobbes comics; DS8 read them all last year but he might want to read them through again this summer. The books are huge and heavy and are great for just lying on a blanket under the tree and reading when it's hot. I'll remind him where they are. Thanks again!
  11. DS8 is currently reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. However, he puts it down during the day to devour graphic novels. I picked up five from the library yesterday, and he finished them all by lunch today. I'm running out of titles on my list and I need recommendations for others. What titles do your kids like? He's read these series so far: Zita the SpaceGirl Cleopatra in Space Knights of the Lunchtable Hilo Secret Coders The Nameless City Science Comics Indiana Jones Adventures (he didn't like this one) Missile Mouse Star Scouts Mighty Jack The Chronicles of Claudette (just found this one) Waiting for these titles frlom the library: Bird & Squirrel The Adventures of Mal & Chad Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
  12. The majority of the students that I taught were either Puerto Rican or Dominican. For reasons unknown to me, those two groups do not really intermingle in this community.
  13. I don't have Prime. When I clicked the links above it allowed me to buy the kindle version of the book for cheap ($.99) and then add the Audible narration for only a few dollars.
  14. My ex-husband. *shudders* The divorce was 19 years ago! Why are we still linked!? (Besides the fact that my son has his DNA, of course.)
  15. (Forgive me, as it's been a very long time since I've tried to explain this and I haven't slept in about 9 years...) The number √4 is a real number, and can be plotted on a number line, at +2. It cannot be plotted at +2 AND -2, as it is only one real number. The solution to the equation x^2=4 can be found by using the inverse of the square function, x=√4; it is here that x=+/-2. It is ONLY in the solving of an equation that the solution set now has 2 options, +/-. Now, watch me as I hide because I'm positive Dr. Panasuk is going to sense a disturbance in the force and come kick my behind for forgetting how to explain this... *weeps for my old brain*
  16. That is something that I couldn't tell you. Around here, you don't guess as to who came from where. If you guess wrong, the students may not ever speak to you again...
  17. I just googled myself... Oh my god. That is horrifying.
  18. Common pronunciation around here would be HAH-vee-air. But, I've also had students who pronounced it JAY-vee-er.
  19. I read it a few years ago. I just checked it out of the library again this week to reread! I plan to reread his other two (not the girl one, as I have only boys) over the summer as well.
  20. We've eaten a long lost box of fish fillets and 2lbs of sausages so far. Tonight we will have meatballs from the open bag in the freezer, but I don't think we will finish it. I was going to thaw a roast for Saturday, but it looks like we will be out all day. I'll have to save it for Monday.
  21. He has FOUR little brothers! They don't play in the street, but still... This is my other nightmare. Not that he hurts himself, but that he hurts someone else.
  22. I suggest checking out She has amazing, diverse books that I would never know about otherwise.
  23. I'm in! I have a sorry box of fish fillets from the beginning of Lent that I can serve tomorrow with some mac n'cheese and bagged frozen veggies. I have 2lbs sweet Italian sausages (from a sale earlier in the year) for Wednesday - I think I have a bag of potatoes I can roast with those. Saturday I can defrost a pot roast...
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