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A Visit from the Principal

The students enjoyed a visit from Mrs. Wissemann. She is the principal at Oysterponds Elementary School in Orient, where some of the students in the RRL Greenport program attend. The session started with Mrs. Wissemann prompting the students to join her, using non-verbal communication. There were some laughs and moments of silence until all the

Read a Recipe for Literacy and Our Lady of Lourdes School in NYC

We’re about to embark on a new program on 143rd Street in New York.    October 17th is the start date for RRL at Our Lady of Lourdes School.   We’re ready to fly!

The Children Write and Dream

This week the Read a Recipe children wrote in their journals about the future and what they’ll do when they grow up.   Abby wants to be an artist and her friend wants to be an engineer; another friend wants to be a CEO and make a new world.   Way to go, dreamers!  

Building on a Foundation

I passed by the Columbia Secondary School Community Garden yesterday and saw this sign by the gate.   Made me think about the history behind those walls that are integral to our garden.    We are building on a sound foundation and will continue to do so.    Enjoy the growth.

The New Season, The New Sites

We’re looking at a lot of different locations for our fall sessions of Read a Recipe.    This particular garden would be perfect, and it is perfect.   The only problem is that it’s in Ireland.   Visit again soon to find out what gardens we will be using!

The Scribes at El Sol

We had some enthusiastic writers at the last Read a Recipe session, El Sol Summer Camp.   They all wrote about their favorite activity at camp.    Snow day was a big hit as was the visit to the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, in Jupiter.    And then there was the field trip to We Rock