January 9, 2015

Young Readers Choice 2015

The students at Kent Elementary School have begun the 'Our Best Book 2015' young readers choice award reading program. They will read picture books, short fiction, longer fiction, and graphic novels during January and February and on Friday, February 27 they will vote for the books they liked the best. The book awards will be announced soon afterwards. The winning books will be awarded with our school seal of 'Our Best Book of 2015'

Books are ready to be signed out on 
Monday @ 8:15!
Picture books are reserved for staff during January, so that they have time to read them all aloud to their students.

What will the students pick?
Mrs. Karen Dumas

December 20, 2014

Read a Cookbook This Holiday

Reading a recipe counts as reading and is a great way to increase student reading during the Christmas holidays. Here is a family favorite that is healthy too. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy...

Fran T's Bean Salad 
Salad - mix together in one bowl
1 can mixed beans
1 can niblet corn
1/2 cup barley in 3 cups cold water (boil 30 minutes, then sit 15 minutes, strain)
1/2 med red onion diced
1-2 cups celery thinly sliced  
1 large pepper diced any colour
1 - 2 cups parsley + cilantro chopped
1/2 cup fresh tomato diced

Dressing - mix together, pour over salad, and toss until everything is covered in dressing
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes(optional)

Make ahead if you wish, store in fridge, serve as a salad, in a wrap, or let them stuff the salad into small pita pockets.

Merry Christmas!
Mrs. Dumas
I hope you get a book for Christmas.