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Friday, January 14, 2011

A new class the kids will be participating in this month…


ON YOUR OWN coast to coast

( a personal finance adventure)
Grade 7 and up.
Now students can face the day-to-day, real life challenges of living on their own in 12 different cities from coast to coast including: Chicago, IL; Eugene, OR; Los Angeles, CA; Fitchburg, MA; Atlanta, GA; New York, NY; Fort Pierce, FL; Raleigh, NC; Lubbock, TX; Casper, WY; Des Moines, IA; and Sterling, IL. They will practice skills needed to be independent: finding a job, buying a car, creating a budget, buying insurance, saving and investing, renting an apartment, opening bank accounts, paying bills, making spending decisions, facing financial emergencies, and more.

I thought of you Josh when I saw this recipe...



4 – 6 servings

2 cups grape tomatoes
1 head of garlic, separated into cloves and peeled
half lemon, quartered
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb peeled deveined large or medium shrimp
2 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
1/2 tsp smoked OR sweet paprika
1/4 tsp dried marjoram or oregano
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

In a shallow 8 cup (2 L) baking dish, stir together tomatoes, garlic cloves, lemon, oil, and salt.  Bake in 425F oven, stirring halfway through, for 30 minutes.

Toss together shrimp, pressed garlic, paprika, and marjoram; stir into tomato mixture.  Bake until shrimp are pink, about 7 minutes.  Stir in parsley.

this weekend…


Well everything I had planned for this weekend has been changed, and then changed again.  Oh well.  I guess that is just the way life goes around here.  So I wonder what will actually happen this weekend?  :o)


I had better go and get my day started.  There are things that need to be done today.



An excellent read this morning… SINKING INTO THE ARMOR by Jewelz.  You can read it here…

Delight-directed education shifts the responsibility to the teen and this ownership is motivating.

from post #40…

She is completely in charge of her education.

I think this is the key. Delight-directed education shifts the responsibility to the teen and this ownership is motivating. Teens that are not as invested, for whatever reason, may not appreciate college. (Not saying that only delight-directed students are invested--you can be invested with any approach!)


(I can’t sleep, so here I am surfing again….)

OUCH! There is truth in this statement…



"Where the TV with its soap operas once stole the children’s mothers, it is now the web" Debi Pearl