Connecting to Interests (like Pie)

What I’m Reading:  Judy Blume’s “In the Unlikely Event”. Blume is known for for her relatable children’s books, many of which my students have read, such as “Are you there God? It’s Me, Margaret”, “Superfudge”, and “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing”. I am enjoying her latest novel that was written for adults. Without giving an entire synopsis, “In the Unlikely Event” is a fictional account that centers around three airplane crashes. Airplane crashes are literally my worst nightmare (I’m really fun to travel with). It’s good to face your fears, right? Seriously though, I’m really enjoying the novel and appreciate Blume’s ability to move between literary genres.

Building Confident Learners: Allow children to express themselves and connect to their interests. For example, if you’re trying to bolster your child’s reading habits help them find relevant and interesting topics that they actually want to read about. Make a list of topics or subjects they like and go to the library with them. Yes, they will have to read things they find boring sometimes, but why not help them develop a love for reading by helping them connect to their interests?

What Gives Me Joy: Cooking. For me, home is all about delicious food and comfortable cloths. Growing up my dad made amazing meals for us almost every night, and we ate together around the kitchen table. Shout out to my mom for wrangling everyone and making family meals a priority. Speaking of, my dad is coming to visit and I’m making a lemon pie with saltine crust. The saltine crust might sound strange but trust me, it’s amazing. If you too like lemon pie, go ahead and connect to your interests by reading the recipe in the link above.


The last lemon pie I made. Just look at that whipped cream!

The joy of learning. Together.



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