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Writing from the Sea

Here’s proof that we have very observant writers in Read a Recipe.   The lucky children in Florida who get to the beach these days may see signs of nesting turtles near the dunes.  Come back next week to learn more.  

Baseball Season Again

It’s baseball season.   It brings to mind an exciting session we held some years ago in Jupiter.   The children went on a field trip–a true field trip–to Roger Dean Stadium. There,  the children met some key players and got the chance to run the bases.   Their stories told it all.   Thank you, Kristina, for the great outing.

Play ball! 

The Great Give: We Did It!

Many thanks to all those who supported us last Wednesday and contributed to the Great Give.   Your donations to RRL count.    We raised enough money to run a new Read a Recipe for Literacy program in Florida starting next September!

Sincere thanks from all of us.    More to follow about the new program as the plans progress.

 

 

The Children Visit Charnews Farm in Southold

The RRL children went on a field trip to Charnews Farm recently and had a wonderful time.    They were treated to a tour of the Agriculture center by one of our most loyal and dedicated partners, Denise Markut.   Denise is the Stewardship Manager at Charnews and has been involved with RRL for years.    She shared her knowledge with the children,  who now know how to plant potatoes.   Just ask one of them what an eye of a potato is.    Denise’s enthusiasm is contagious! 

Melaleuca Elementary School: “Where Students Soar”

The children at Melaleuca Elementary continue to work.    The April 3rd Read a Recipe for Literacy session included a photo opportunity.   A lot of smiles, which means something.

Sunshine Organic Community Garden is Abloom

Our Floridian garden is booming and blooming.    Here are a few shots taken on a gorgeous southern Florida day.   We’ve got peaches and Barbados cherries and…..you get to guess what’s on the tree.