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  1. I know some Spanish. I studied it in high school and in college. I even spent 3 months in Mexico. However, I have not used it since graduating so my skills are very little. Ramba29
  2. That is so true. I am close friends to a family at church, who have the best behaved kids at church (in my opinion, which is slightly baised). However the kids are disciplined and supervised and taught to the point where they don't have much opportunity to be bad. If they disobey me or are disrespectful in front of me and mom's not around, she wants me to let her know asap. Other kids at church whose parents are not as proactive in disciplining and supervising (and believe, it shows) are nowhere near as good. Now granted, some kids personalities make them seem better than others, but you can definitely tell who's disciplined and supervised to the point of not having a chance to be bad. Ramba29
  3. This week I'm eating homemade potato soup Cub (peel if desired - I don't) 6 to 8 potatoes (I use Idaho) Boil for about 20 minutes or so until soft, but not mushy Drain water, leaving about 1 inch Cover in milk Add a can of Campbell's Cheddar Cheese soup Add 1 stick of butter Season to taste (salt, pepper, garlic, onion, seasoning salt) Simmer until well mixed and heated through If it is too thin for you, you may mash some of the potatoes (as I do sometimes) or add instant potato flakes (as my friend who gave me the recipe does) If desired, serve with bacon and/or corn bread. This time I chopped some onion and garlic and sauteed them and put in the soup - YUMMY :-) Ramba29
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    I'm getting into quilting. Right now I'm working on a Women of the Bible Devotional that another lady used to create a quilt. We study 52 different women of the Bible and will have a 6" quilt block to make (or not make, depending on your quilting abilities and time) that goes along with that women. For instance, Eve's block was block called Garden of Eden. I've also got patterns to make a quilt called Sampler of Psalms. I just need to find time to start it. It will go on my bed eventually. Ramba29
  5. I voted for the better Edible Image one. Anyway, if they just wanted a clipart type of image, not a photo, like something you could airbrush, could you use a clip art to do it? Ramba29
  6. [quote="Junebugwv"] It takes an accredited degree in education and a state teacher's certificate to graduate illiterate teenagers in a public school. [/quote] And parents who aren't willing to be good academic role models for their children and be involved in their children's lives, academically. Don't blame it entirely on the teacher. The parents play an important role in the child's education also through their attitudes and actions during non-school hours. Ramba29
  7. John Marshall Family music Ramb29
  8. [quote="Katy-Anne"] I am home school all the way! But I have heard people say that if the mother is a high school drop-out then she should not home school her kids (even though it is Biblical). What do you all think? Katy-Anne [/quote] Katy-Anne, I feel that educationally speaking, whoever is teaching should have at least one degree/level of completion higher than what he or she is teaching. So if a parent is teaching grade school, I believe they should have at least a high school education. If the parent is going to teach high school, then I believe a college education is a must. Often the higher education a person receives helps them to understand and therefore to better teach what has been previously taught. I'm assuming you're specifically asking about yourself. I know you don't have kids yet, so even if you've never finished high school, don't worry. In the US you can get what's called a General Equivalency Degree (G.E.D.). You have to take a pretest that tells you what areas you need to work on (math, reading comprehension, history, science, etc.). After you've studied up on those sections and/or attended special classes, you can take the test. If you pass, it counts as a high school diploma in just about everycase. (I think one branch of the military does not accept it, though). Colleges and workplaces do accept it in lieu of a high school diploma. It is for people that for whatever reason did not finish high school or did not finish from an "accepted" high school. Sometimes homeschoolers get it to demonstrate their abilities so they don't have to worry about the accredition of their homeschool education. I'm sure Australia has a similar program. Consider looking into it. That said, the ability to homeschool is not just about the parent's level of education. If God has laid it on your heart to homeschool, then do so. As others have mentioned, there are many Christian homeschool programs out there that basically do all the teaching. The parent just has to monitor the learning and/or do the paperwork. In addition, you can always use these programs to learn alongside with your children. I know that for me there are many things I've forgotten the "why's" of and just know as fact. If I were to teach elementary students I would have to learn them all over. Teaching (whether public/private/Christian/home-schooling) should not be learning facts to move on to the next subject and/or grade. Teaching is creating a love for learning and a desire within each child to learn more. If a teacher can do that, then he/she does not need to worry about his/her own limitations. As a child reaches higher grades, I believe a teacher should be more of a guide directing the student on his/her educational journey and encouraging the student to seek out new knowledge for him/herself. RAmba29
  9. Sunday night I made Crescent Chicken Squares. Since I live along I'm still eating it :-) But it's yummy. Ingredients: 1 package cream cheese 3 TBsp. butter (divided) Salt & Pepper to taste (I used Garlic Salt & Pepper) 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed 1/4 - 1/2 cup minced onion (your preference) 1 1/2 cans of crescent rolls Mix 2 Tbsp. of butter and all of cream cheese until smooth. Add seasonings, chicken, and onion and mix well. Roll out crescent rolls - but don't separate them all the way. Leave them in rectangles (2 triangles) and press the preforation to seal it. Place heaping spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture on each rectangle. Bring 4 corners to top and twist to seal. Use remaining butter to lightly coat top of cresecent rolls. Bake at 350 for 20 - 25 minutes. The recipe oringially called for only 1 can of crescent rolls, but I found that I had extra mixture leftover, so I used my small can (half size) to make 2 extra squares. Serves 6. Ramba29
  10. I just went to a Ladies' Meeting last night at my church and we're going to be starting a Phoster Club in January. I'm so excited about it. I know it was asked before, but does anyone belong to one of these? Ramba29
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