Little Sweet and Bake

    book link Dani Klein’s debut book Little Sweets and Bakes is a fun collection of delicious, easy-to-bake recipes that are comprised of accessible ingredients so you can get right to baking. Bright, charming full-color photographs take readers through each recipe step by step, allowing bakers of any skill level to create little works of art.... Continue Reading →

Mansions, Macarons and Murder

book link When Lucy and Chantelle deliver macarons to a mansion for an elaborate party someone drops dead right in front of them. When the victim keeps appearing in Lucy’s dreams, she needs to find the murderer so she can put things to rest. Lucy tries to put her developing romantic feelings aside for handsome... Continue Reading →

National Macaroon Day

What is the difference between a macaroon and a macaron? Aside from both being delicious and similar in spelling, macarons and macaroonsare entirely different cookies. First off, a macaroon is coconut based, whereas amacaron is meringue based 1 14-ounce package sweetened shredded coconut (about 5 cups) 4 large egg whites ⅔ cups sugar ⅓ cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ½... Continue Reading →

Happy Water a Flower Day *

So How much water?  Usually when the first inch or so of soil is dry, it's a good indication that watering is needed. In summer, watering outdoor potted plants is necessary daily (and even twice a day) for most species, especially when temperatures reach over 85 degrees So I usually water daily but lately we have had... Continue Reading →

Murder with Cinnamon Scones

    book link Daisy Swanson and her Aunt Iris run a delightful shop in Pennsylvania’s Amish country with an emphasis on tasty teas and treats—but murder is not so sweet . . . As local merchants unite to attract tourists for a much anticipated weekend quilting event, business is sure to spill over into... Continue Reading →

Summer Time * How to combat loss

Tuesday & Hope you had a great 3 day holiday. We are on Summer Break but learning doesn’t stop at our house & I am sure you are the same . Summer Reading Loss : On the  average, students’ achievement scores declined over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year learning, (2) declines were... Continue Reading →

Summer Time * Reading Loss help

Summer Reading Loss

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Tuesday & Hope you had a great 3 day holiday. We are on Summer Break but learning doesn’t stop at our house & I am sure you are the same .

Summer Reading Loss :

On the  average, students’ achievement scores declined over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year learning,

(2) declines were sharper for math than for reading, and

(3) the extent of loss was larger at higher grade levels. Importantly, they also concluded that income-based reading gaps grew over the summer, given that middle class students tended to show improvement in reading skills while lower-income students tended to experience loss.

How to combat it ?

 Free Reading Programs –

2018 Summer Reading Program – check out your local libraries for details .

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Memorial Day Monday *

It's Monday Morning & in the United States its Memorial Day . So enjoy your day ! The custom of honoring ancestors by cleaning cemeteries and decorating graves is an ancient and worldwide tradition, but the specific origin of Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was first known, are unclear. In early rural America, this... Continue Reading →

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