It’s nice and chilly out. Feels just like the mornings in Seattle, cool & crisp. It is quite exhilarating! Today is my very first day of tutoring my little tyke and soon-to-be first grader. We will be working on reading for an hour one day a week. It’s time to hit the books, even in the summer! I love parents who care about their kid’s education.
Here are some stats from the Washington Post on students and the summer:
Here’s what experts from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Tennessee, the University of Virginia and elsewhere say happens over the summer:
— Most students — regardless of family income or background — lose 2 to 2 1/2 months of the math computational skills that they learned during the school year.
— Students from low-income homes lose two to three months in reading skills learned in the previous school year.
— Middle-class students make slight gains in reading achievement as measured on standardized tests.
Those findings suggest the obvious: that children lose math ability when they don’t use it and that middle-class students read more than those from poor families because they have more books at home. (The research looked at middle-class kids, but similar results would presumably be found in children from high-income families.)
So, are you reading a book this summer?? What is on your summer reading list? Currently, I am reading this…
I am only about a 1/4 of the way through because everyday I sit down to relax and read, I doze off! It’s ridic. I need a double shot of espresso before even attempting to dive in to this novel. Extreme, right?
No Worry Leftover Veggie Burgers (you can use any veggies)
1 c grilled eggplant
1/2 c to 1 c grilled butternut squash
1/2 c grilled red peppers
1/2 c garbanzo beans
3 T of bread crumbs
1 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 egg white
1 t parsley
salt, pepper to taste
- combine all ingredients in the food processor.
- blend ingredients for 30 seconds to 1 minute, careful not to blend too much
- create small patties (I got 4 mini sliders out of this batch)
- brown in a hot, oiled skillet
- only flip patties once, this will decrease chance of sticking
- serve on bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, whatever your heart desires