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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!

 

Write on!!

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 the Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Tequesta.    

 

Garden Party in New York City

Attended a community garden party on Amsterdam and 100th in New York City.    It’s a perfect location for a Read a Recipe for Literacy program.   We’re working on it.    More to follow!

Congratulations to….

Big congratulations to one of our Read a Recipe students, Kaitlin, who won the creative Bookmark Contest this year.    Way to go!    Reading leads you places.