All posts by Julie Eyester

What’s in the bag?

Students always enjoy guessing what’s in the bag. Each group is given a bag with a mystery item in it and have to work as a group to write a description without using the item name in it and share it with the group. The rest of the students try and guess the item. In

What’s On Your Mind?

The students were posed several questions where they were asked their opinion. They were given an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings and share them with the group. It was interesting to see what they would do if they were president, what they are proud of, or what they would do if they were

Communication Through Illustration

A main focus of our program is communication.  We talk about different types of communication; verbal, written, non-verbal, illustration, etc. Throughout the past semester the students explored the importance of and how to communicate through different activities. We had a wonderful volunteer, Christina Sun, demonstrate the impact of being able to communicate a message through illustration.

Planning the Garden for 2016

Read a Recipe for Literacy has the privilege of planning and planting a garden at Greenport Library where our sessions are held each week. Before the planting began this year the students learned about and decided upon which different vegetables and plants we were going to grow. As an exercise we split the four boxes into; herbs, root

Visit to San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

The students from Read a Recipe for Literacy participated in an intergenerational program with the residents at San Simeon Nursing Home in Greenport, NY on May 19th. The students prepared stories and poems which they shared during their visit. The residents and students then illustrated the writing pieces together.  It was amazing listen to the interaction between the children

Planting Strawberries in the Garden

It was the first time in the library garden for the season. The students planted strawberry plants. It was great to finally get outside!