Wednesday, February 24, 2010

From Trendy Treehouse: Making Discipline Fun! How to Make a Behavior Chart

I found this in my feed reader today and I thought it was great idea to make a visual reminder for your children! Check it out!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Making Discipline Fun! How to Make a Behavior Chart

I will admit that the title is a bit of "puffery".  Discipline is never fun.  In fact, discipline is a, well, discipline. The truth of the matter is that we all want to have the "perfect" children who rarely act up in front of other people, who keep their rooms clean, do their homework without having to be nagged and are nothing but respectful and obedient.

What? Your children don't fit that description? Mine either. I have two children, aged 4 and 6, whom I refer to as "Monkey Children" on most days, because I feel like my house is a circus, and I am the monkey wrangler.

It's always nice to find "systems" which work well for parenting, like my earlier article on getting your kids to clean their rooms in 15 minutes.  What I will be sharing today is an idea that my son brought home from first grade.  It is a great way to reinforce positive behavior AND more than JUST being a "positive" discipline tool, it also discourages negative behavior.

This is a chart, made by my son, exactly like the one in his first grade classroom, that hangs on the fridge. Each child has a clothespin that has their name on it, attached to the chart.

Materials Needed:

  • 7 colors of paper: one white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
  • Glue
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Crayons or Pens for writing on paper
  • A clothespin per child, permanent pen for writing on clothespin

How to make it:

  1. Cut the paper in quarters and use just a quarter of the page (you can make it bigger if you have more than six children)
  2. Glue them the way they are in the above picture, from the top: purple, blue, green, white, yellow, orange, red.  
  3. Label them this way (or make your own labels!) : purple should say "Awesome work!", blue - "Great Job!", green - "Keep it up!", white "Good Morning", yellow "Oops", orange - "Uh Oh", red - sad face. 

How to use it:

Each morning, we always start on Good Morning, this way we reinforce the idea that we shouldn't hold grudges or "go to sleep angry".  Every day is a new day!  We start fresh, no matter how bad the day before was!

As you can see, they move their pin up and down the chart depending on how their behavior has been that day.  My son argues with me? I simply say, "Go move your pin down" and he goes and moves his pin down.  If he gets to the very bottom, which is a sad face, he loses something precious to him, like video games, for 3 days.  On the other side of "GOOD MORNING" is the happy side, if he gets to the very top, he gets an extra hour of video game time.

For my 4 year old daughter this works as well, she throws a tantrum, I start to count, if I get to 3 and she's not done screaming, she has to move the pin down.  At each level they move below "good morning" they have a punishment, normally a time out, a loss of privileges/toys or for direct defiance, they get a spanking.  
The best part is that it forces me to "catch" them being good!  The worst part is that you realize how infrequently you do that.

It is a tool that I find easy to use and be consistent with. What works for you?

Trendy Treehouse: Making Discipline Fun! How to Make a Behavior Chart

Monday, February 15, 2010

What are we doing this week?

In case you wanted to know what a typical homeschool week is like in our home, i uploaded this week’s plans for you to peruse. These documents are what I put in each boy’s binder, and there is 1 page for each day of the week and boxes for them to check as they get each task finished. This week we are also doing daily Bible reading, but it is not shown on here as I usually don’t out our read-alouds on their task sheets. The first one is Isaiah’s and the secind is Drew’s.


Isaiahs Tasks 2-15-10 -

Drews Daily Tasks 2-13-1o -

Now you can follow along with us through our homeschool week! Enjoy!


: ) Cassie

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Win a Flip Ultra HD Camera!!

I just entered a contest to win a free Flip Ultra HD from (worth $199!) and I wanted you to have a chance to win one too!
All you need to do to enter is to click the link below or copy and paste it into your favorite Internet browser:

Be sure to read the email you get from Nate after you register. You'll get your own unique link that you can use to earn even more entries in the drawing!

In case you don’t already know what a Flip Ultra is, here’s some info from the manufacturer:




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  • Large 2.0 inch anti-glare display to play back and delete videos
  • Fast lens - great low or bright light results; 2x digital zoom
  • Convenient flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your PC or Mac to launch pre-loaded FlipShare™ software
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  • Video: 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second (fps) progressive scan; recorded as MP4 files
  • “Child Safe” mode to prevent accidental deletions of clips
  • Silent mode for recording in sensitive situations
  • Tripod mount fits any standard tripod

Simple to Share

Pre-loaded FlipShare™ software for instant viewing, editing, one-click emailing, and online sharing:
  • Browse, play back, organize and archive your videos
  • Create movies with video clips, music and titles
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  • Instantly upload to Facebook™, MySpace™, YouTube™ and other video sharing sites
  • Share your videos privately using attachment-free emails or greetings cards (free and unlimited video sharing)
  • Create private Flip Channels to share your videos with groups of family and friends

If this sounds like something you would love to have, then hurry! Go enter this giveaway! I wish you very good luck!


: ) Cassie

Weekly Wrap Up 2.13.10


I know, I know, I haven’t been posting these every week, but what can I say, I am a bit random…

This week was our second full week using our binder method for school. This system is what we used BEFORE we started the workbox system. Now I feel the need to explain WHY we are trying something different…

It’s totally and completely MY fault. The Workbox System works best if you are consistent, organized, plan ahead, and disciplined. Meaning you can’t be a last minute planner and procrastinate filling the boxes until a couple of hours before you expect the boxes to be worked on by your children. If you have learned anything about me by now, it probably isn’t much of a shock to you to learn that:

1. I’m great at organizing, but not at staying organized,

2. I procrastinate – a LOT

3. I have consistency issues.

So, the binders are working for us right now, and we did change some things from the way we used them the first time, incorporating some of the things we really liked about workboxes. I will hopefully get a chance soon to share with you exactly how we use our binders, but I am still tweaking…

The main thing is, I get everything ready for the entire week, place everything in each boy’s binder in the proper days divider, and then we just get up and go through each days work. It takes less time overall this way, and we are not having our usual issues of not getting things done as planned.

So back the fun stuff, what have we been up to this week? Let’s change it up, keep things interesting and just do a random list!

  • Monday we started our next basic physics study – Forces & Motion (see my list of great links and resources here)
  • We had quite a bit of snow over the last week, so the boys got to go out and play in it. And of course that meant they got Hot Chocolate when they were done playing.
  • Joey can reach the first few inches of the counters in the kitchen, and my kids tend to leave drinks in his reach. This means I have had to do several impromptu baths and moppings of my kitchen floor lately.
  • Joey has also figured out he can climb onto the tabletop, which makes me a nervous wreck. The kid’s a daredevil and scares me daily.
  • Isaiah started learning to do addition with renaming today.
  • Drew also started a new chapter in math – fractions (which he loves) and decimals (which is brand new).
  • Last week we wrote a short skit based on the Biblical account of the Tower of Babel. We were going to tape it over the weekend, but we just have not had time! Maybe we will get it done this weekend?
  • This week in TOG, we are learning about the Patriarchs. Drew really enjoyed doing a notebooking page about Jacob and Esau because he drew Esau to look like bigfoot (hey, the Bible describes him as a pretty hairy guy after all)!
  • Thursday was Daddy’s 34th Birthday!! We had friends and family over, and I made him a red velvet cake w/ cream cheese icing. It is already gone!

So how was your week? I hope you had an awesome week full of love, laughter, and learning!


: ) Cassie

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins #163

1. Pickles are absolutely necessary on a good burger.
2. When it’s cold outside, I’d rather be at home.
3. The snow is sooo 2009.
4.  As long as it’s warm, I am totally at home in nature.
5. It's 5:16 PM; that means I should definitely be done with lessons by now.
6. A free housekeeper/personal chef is hard to find.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to bed early, tomorrow my plans include school makeup day and Sunday, I want to have a romantic dinner with my hubby!


: ) Cassie

Awesome Giveaway – Don’t Miss This!

Katrina, who blogs at Sevin Family Blog is hosting an awesome giveaway and I just HAD to share it with you! Want to know what she’s giving away? Check it out!


I don’t know about you, but I would LOVE to have this for my toddler, especially since he has a birthday coming up in May!

Make sure you go to her blog and read THIS POST to find how you can enter and get a ton of extra entries, too.

Good Luck!!


: ) Cassie

Follow Friday – 2.12.2010

Ok, I’m trying something new in order to get to know people better all over the bloggyverse! Please consider joining in, you can never have too many friends!
MckLinky Blog Hop


: ) Cassie

Thursday, February 11, 2010

How We Became a Homeschooling Family – Part One

I have shared bits and pieces of our story before, but I felt led to write our complete story to share with anyone who might need or want to read it. This is a long post, so please bear with me. I am beginning at the very beginning to share a but of my background, so you can understand the path I traveled that led me to the place I am at now in my life, and how our family had it’s beginnings, as did our homeschool journey. Let me first share a small disclaimer: I did not grow up going to church on a regular basis and I had very skeptical views of God and faith growing up. It took a long time for me to surrender to God, and because of that, I did not always make wise choices. Ok, so here goes…

When I was a little girl, my favorite thing to “pretend” was school. And yes, I was always the teacher (even if my students consisted of teddy bears and cabbage patch dolls). Throughout my elementary and junior high years, if you had asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, teaching would have been my answer. As I got older, and started to enjoy school less, I gave up on that dream and decided that it was not worth going to school for 4 more years. But the desire never really went away, I just pushed it to the back of my mind.

Fast forward to 2001. I was now a single mom to a beautiful blessing who was one year old. I started thinking more about how I was going to provide for and support my son. I was working in retail at the time, living in Section 8 housing, and getting food stamps. I was not getting any child support. I started thinking about going to school. But not to teach. No, that wouldn’t be near enough money for the kind of life I wanted to give my child. So I started college, pursuing a nursing degree.

During this time I met someone, and got married. Things went well for a while, but soon the marriage fell apart. I won’t bore you with all the details of that story. Regardless, in 2003, I found myself going through a divorce, amicable as it was, it was not ideal at the time, but it happened. I found myself a single mother again and going to school had to be put on the backburner while I tried to figure out what I was going to do.

It was soon after all of this, that I met my husband. He had 2 children, I had 1. Things moved pretty quickly. Not long after we were living together, I found myself desiring to learn about God and His Word. I became a Christian. Now I found myself uncomfortable with my living arrangements. But not uncomfortable enough to leave. I loved him, and even though he had expressed several times that he was not ready to surrender his life to God, nor to get married again, I found myself hoping, praying and waiting.

During this time, we were living in an area whose schools were not ideal, not in the least. In fact, I did not want my child to attend those schools unless I had no other choice. I also started thinking about preschool and Head Start programs, and how since I was a stay at home mom, I did not want to send him somewhere else every day to learn his colors, shapes and alphabet. So I decided that for the time being, I would work with him at home. He was 4 at the time. I went to a local teaching supply store and purchased workbooks and other learning materials. I started spending a couple of hours every day reviewing colors and shapes, and teaching him about numbers and letters, and how to write them.

Not long after, a new charter school opened in our area. I thought this was an answer to prayer and of course went and signed him up to begin attending Kindergarten there the following fall. It was that summer that my husband and I got married in the living room of the house we shared with his mom. Our next door neighbor was a pastor and handled the ceremony. Our children and some of our family and friends were there (it was kinda spur of the moment) and I was so happy to finally feel at peace about our relationship. There was still the nagging feeling that I was wrong in marrying someone who did not share my faith, but God had given me a peace about it and I felt reassured that it was only a matter of time.

After we had decided to get married, we began to talk about our living arrangements. We both felt that we needed to have a home of our very own. We needed to be an independent family unit. We needed to depend on each other for all our needs. So we discussed our plans with my mother in law, and began searching for a house.

As I stated before, the area we lived in at the time was not ideal. Being a small town girl, I was sooo out of my element. It was not an area where I felt safe. My car had gotten broken into several times while we were living there, cops were in the area every other day, and we even had an occasional drunk pass out in the alley behind the house. So we began to look for houses in better areas, with better schools. We did not hunt for long (in hindsight, we should’ve taken more time) until we found a nice house in a nice neighborhood with good schools in a suburb very close to the city. So we bought the house, moved in, and signed our then 2 school-age children up for school, which was only a block away from our house and right across the street from a nice park. I continued to work with Drew, then 5, through the summer, trying to prepare him for Kindergarten in the fall.

During this time, we attended and end times series at a local church. It was a 4-week series, and I convinced my husband to go with me, since he was really into prophecy type stuff. At the end of the series, during the 4th Sunday, there was a very powerful altar call. The pastor pleaded with us to get right with God. He shared some more facts and details from scripture about the end times. He reminded us that at any time, Jesus could come back, and we did not want to be left behind while our loved ones vanished in the blink of an eye. I looked over at my husband, and saw the tears in his eyes. He looked at me and I quietly whispered to him, “Please, just go!” And he did! Praise God he went up to that altar and cried and prayed with another man who was a deacon minister. My prayers were finally answered! Little did I know that during that same time, in the children’s service, our daughter was also responding to an altar call and praying to be saved! From that point on, we attended church every Sunday, as a family. It was an awesome feeling!

Fall came and the school year started. Drew would bring home papers and projects, and I really enjoyed seeing the work he had done at school. But in the back of my mind, I wondered when they were going to learn something I had not already taught him at home. They taught him to count to 20 and how to write all his numbers. they taught him his letters (one a week) and how to write them, and the sounds each made. They worked with colors and shapes. After a couple of months, I noticed the work he brought home was getting messier, and sometimes things were not even completed. I talked to him about it and asked him why was his work so messy when I knew he would write his letters better than that? He said he was bored and tired of writing the same letters over and over. I asked him about the incomplete pages and he told me that he had not understood what to do. I asked him why he didn’t ask his teacher (or the teacher’s aid) for help, and he told me he did but she was busy helping other kids and never got to him, so he just didn’t do it, worried that he would do it wrong. Obviously, this concerned me. But I again pushed it to the back of mind, thinking it would get better.

March rolled around, and they began to do St. Patrick’s Day activities. One day, Drew came home from school and I over heard a conversation between him and his brother (then 4) about what they had done at school that day. I can’t remember the exact details of the conversation, but it somehow came to my attention that my son was telling our then youngest that rainbows were made by leprechauns, and if you followed a rainbow you would find a pot of gold at the end. Ok, innocent enough, they had probably read a story or something that day that just confused him. SO I talked to him about it and told him that was not true. He felt very strongly that it was true and I couldn’t convince him otherwise. That is, until I got out my Bible and read to him the story of Noah and the ark, and how God had made the rainbow as a sign of the covenant he had made to never again destroy the earth with a flood. It was after this conversation that I realized something, something that knocked the wind out of me – what he heard in school, from his teacher and his friends, held more weight than what he heard from me, his own mother! I did not like that one bit! I decided that very week to pull him out of school and bring him home for good.

My sister in law had been homeschooling her oldest that year, and helped me figure out where to go from there. I knew very little about homeschooling and felt completely lost. Sure, I had done PreK with him, but not it was for real! I wanted to make sure I had all of my bases covered. SO I purchased a complete curriculum and we were off!

I started fresh with him, using a Kindergarten curriculum that was known to be more advanced than a typical public school Kindergarten program. I made sure that we wouldn’t be rehashing the same things that he already had down pat. I wanted to focus on teaching him to read and use numbers to solve problems. I wanted to challenge him and keep him engaged and interested. SO that’s what we did. We schooled through the rest of the school year, and then through the summer.

That fall, in September, Isaiah was to turn 5. this meant that he would not be able to start Kindergarten until the following year. We had not discussed homeschooling him up to this point, and I had pretty much made the decision to homeschool Drew on my own (with my husbands permission). Through a lot of conversations, my husband agreed to let me homeschool Isaiah for Kindergarten that fall, and go from there. He was leaning towards having him tested into 1st grade the following year if all went well. So in the fall of 2006, I started teaching both boys. By this time, Drew was in a first grade curriculum by the same publisher, but using a slightly different program. SO I repurchased the workbooks we had used for Kindergarten with Drew, and began teaching Isaiah.

I was so unprepared for what happened. He did not do well with the program at all! I did not understand why, or what to do about it. So I began researching. I learned about learning styles and learning difficulties, and how different approaches work better with different types of learners. I decided to back off a bit. After all, he was not even 6 yet! there was no rush. At the same time, I felt pressure to get results. My husband expected him to test into 1st grade the following year. I had after all, already taught one child to read and do addition. Why shouldn’t I be able to do the same with the other?

Please stay tuned for Part Two of this story…


: ) Cassie

Monday, February 8, 2010

Not Me Monday – February 8th, 2010

Ah Yes!! It’s that time again, time for me to air my shortcomings to the world without really admitting anything! What did I do this week?

I did NOT spend the whole weekend planning and prepping for school. That would just be overkill!

I did NOT power clean my kitchen and living room in 45 minutes Sunday evening before bed because I neglected to get anything but planning done for two days.

I did NOT vacuum at 11:45 pm after all my kids went to bed because I am a bit obsessive about crumbs and paper scraps all over my carpet, and I just couldn’t rest knowing it was in need of a good sweeping.

I did NOT feed my husband and kids Pasta Roni for dinner Sunday because I neglected to plan ahead for dinner. Nope, not me, I made a 5 course meal containing all 5 food groups!

I did NOT forget to replace the trash bag in the kitchen garbage can and repeatedly throw garbage in it anyway. And I did NOT have to dig it all out and place said trash in a bag by hand (ewww).

So what didn’t you do this weekend?


: ) Cassie

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Small Talk Six – February 6, 2010


Want to join in? Go here to learn how and to view the weekly Small Talk Six topics for 2010.

Today’s topic is “6 of your favorite things that are pink.” You can answer this with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, 6 photos, 6 videos, etc . . .


Wow, this one’s got me thinking, here goes!

1. Baby toes

2. Strawberry Frooties (fruit flavored Tootsie Rolls, in case you didn’t know)

3. Strawberry milkshakes

4. Bright pink nail polish

5. My favorite pair of fuzzy socks

6. Pigs!!! (I collect pig figurines and stuffed animals, started when I was in HS)

What are your favorite “pretty in pink” things?


: ) Cassie

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Friday Fill-ins – February 5, 2010

1. I know that no matter what happens, the Lord loves me!
2. January seemed like the longest month.
3. You can't help but give in when he brings you the box of granola bars and says, “bite? shnack?”.
4. Spring?; bring it on!
5. Where have you looked for sanity and why haven’t you found it yet?
6.  Sarcasm, buy one get two free is now available.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a nice relaxing bath, tomorrow my plans include lesson planning and catching-up schoolwork and Sunday, I want to sleep all day, though I know that’s not going to happen!


: ) Cassie

Giveaway!! HOTM Homeschool Refresher Online Conference

HOTM Online is hosting a Homeschool Refresher Conference, and just in time to help us homeschool moms get over that new year slump! Never been to a HOTM online conference? You are in for a treat, because we are giving away 5 FREE TICKETS on the HOTM Forum!!

Here is the lowdown from the conference website:

Heart of the Matter Online Homeschool Refresher Conference

February 22-24, 2010

We invite you to join us online for the first annual Heart of the Matter Online Winter Homeschool Refresher conference.
Are your feet dragging? Do you need a little pick-me-up? Winter is wrapping up and we are anxious for spring -- for green, for sunshine, for life, for a little oomph in our homeschool day. It's easy to get bogged down and for things to turn hum-drum.
A Woman Inspired and Heart of the Matter Online are excited to bring you a Homeschool Refresher conference that is sure to give you a boost. This conference will feature some speakers chosen specifically for their ability to revive, rejuvenate, and renew the hearts and minds of their audience. You are sure to walk away motivated and inspired to achieve great things!

What you can expect for only $12.95:

  • Live sessions, entirely online, with some of the homeschooling community's most popular speakers and authors. (speakers to be announced soon)
  • Free access to download and save the MP3's from all the sessions, as well as all the handouts, chat logs, and presentations.
  • Participation in real-time question and answer sessions with all of your favorite speakers.
  • Lots of freebies in your goodie bag.
  • A chance to win some amazing prizes!
  • The opportunity to make some new life-long friends and experience some fun and fellowship. Read what attendees are saying about the 2008 Heart of the Matter online conference.

So what do YOU have to do to enter this giveaway? It is so super simple, and it will only take a couple of minutes of your time…

Just go to the HOTM Forum here and register, then read the giveaway announcement here to get all the details. You will be required to answer one simple question – What time of the school year are you at? You can find that question in this thread. Scroll through the answers already posted, and share your answer with us, and you will automatically be entered into our giveaway! Easy, right? Good luck and I will see you at the forum! (My screen name there is hsmommaof4, drop me a line!)


: ) Cassie

Friday, February 5, 2010

Study Links – Forces and Motion

We have finally wrapped up our unit on Electricity, and following our chosen route of physics for this year, our next unit is going to be Forces and Motion. Naturally, in preparing for this unit I have scoured the web for interesting resources and I can’t believe how many great things I Found! Of course the base for our study (as usual) is our lapbook project pack which you can find here on CurrClick.


Physics4kids site (lots of great basic physics info)

Great site about Newton's 3 Laws of Motion

Simple Machines Coloring Book

Color Me Physics: Activity Book (PDF)

Color Me Physics: Coloring Book (PDF)

Albert Einstein Printables

Isaac Newton Coloring Page

BBC’s Physical Processes Page (Lots of great material on this site)’s Simple Machines activities

PHUN 2D Physics Sandbox (free software download)

Fantastic Contraption online game

Newton’s Apple Physics Videos

Conceptual Physics: Next Time Questions – (Printable PDF’s) Description from the Author:

Next-Time Questions are favorite insightful questions I have asked my students over my teaching career. I have embellished them with cartoons to catch interest. Their intention is to elicit student thinking.


Recommended Resources:

I am really excited about this study, and we are starting next week. I am so glad I am able to share these awesome resources with you! Happy studies!


: ) Cassie

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Funny Video – 10 Reasons to Homeschool

A fellow blogger posted this on her blog and I enjoyed it so much I wanted to share it!



: ) Cassie

Thursday 13 – Things I Love About My Hubby!


1. He can always make me laugh (even when I would rather be mad at him)

2. He is a very involved Daddy and loves playing with his kids

3. He is my best friend

4. He is an extremely hard worker

5. He can make a mean hamburger

6. He can change a poopy diaper like a pro

7. He’s not afraid to be silly

8. He helps out around the house when I need him to without complaining

9. He puts up with me (and all my faults) even when I’m not easy to get along with

10. He is patient

11. He is my biggest fan

12. He is a good listener

13. He gives the BEST hugs ever

I could list soooo many more things that I love about my husband, but these are the first that came to mind. Aren’t I a lucky gal?


: ) Cassie

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Not ME Monday – Feb. 1, 2010


Wondering what went on here over the weekend? Well I can tell you what didn’t happen…

I did not feed our dog an entire dish of leftover spaghetti because I forgot to buy him dog food.

I did not ground my boys from their DS because they repeatedly leave them laying around (instead of putting them away in their game cases).

I did not give my toddler a handful of M&M’s an hour before bedtime just because he kept dragging me in the kitchen to ask for them.

I did not wash, dry, and fold 20 loads of laundry in 3 days, because everyone knows homeschool moms are always on top of everything.

I do not still have at least 10 more loads to wash before I can declare it caught up.

I did not enlist the help of friends to help switch the children’s rooms Saturday because I am SuperMom and I can handle it by myself.

I did not eat the last 2 fruit roll-ups last night before bed.

What didn’t you do last weekend?


: ) Cassie

Small Talk Six – Jan. 30, 2010


This week’s Small Talk Assignment: 6 of the worst films you’ve ever watched…

1. Mission Impossible 2

2. Yours, MIne, and Ours (the remake)

3. The Core – my husband loves this movie but I just can’t get into it

4. Son of the Mask – no Jim Carrey? I’m not interested

5. Fast and the Furious 2 – no Vin Diesel? I’m not interested

6. Grease 2

It actually took me a while to compile this list as the movies I didn’t like are not very memorable. That’s why this list is late, LOL!


: ) Cassie

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