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 vegetables, leafy greens and vine grown. The students were given pictures of the vegetables and had to create the garden physically with their bodies. Check out the photo of the root vegetables!
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 and the adults. It was an experience that enriched all who participated. We look forward to another visit this year.
They sat back to back with their partner and tried to duplicate drawings only using communication. During this activity they realized how important being very clear and specific with your words was in order to draw an accurate picture. We discussed how important communication is in different situations and how it is needed to express important messages or feelings. As you can see by the photos they enjoyed this activity!
The students were put to the task to create a story with a message through illustration. They had to work in a team to come up with a single story line. This exercise gave them an opportunity to express their ideas while allowing for others to do the same. They had to work together to create a beginning, middle and end to their story. The stories were a success and the students allowed for every member to take part and contribute to the final piece. When the students shared, the messages were clear. They were about making friends, not judging others by their appearance and healthy living. These are all themes that we encourage throughout the year in our program. This activity was a true collaboration and the students enjoyed working together!