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What’s Cooking?

Evelyn’s E2 class put together a cookbook. These are dishes our students (and teacher) have made. Write us in the comment section… let us know if you have had any of these foods, if you decide to try to cook some, or if you have your own special recipe you want to share. Click on the chef to read the cookbook…


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Idiom of the Week

From Scratch








Meaning:  start (again) from the beginning; starting with the basic ingredients.

For example: 

  • This cake is delicious! It’s made from scratch.  Look at all the ingredients I used.
  • We lost all our work in the fire and had to start from scratch.
  • “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”

-Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist

Pop Quiz:What is a good example of a snack made from scratch?
  1. A bag of Doritos
  2. A sandwich from the deli with skinless turkey and whole wheat bread
  3. An apple pie made with apples you picked from the orchard

Read the answer below… Continue reading

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Lucy Liu’s Sweet Family Dinner

Lucy Liu’s story has been selected for this spring’s Literacy Review!

Lucy wrote this story for June Foley’s writing class, which is part of NYU’s Gallatin Writing Program. Lucy is also in Class 2B.

Watch and hear Lucy Liu read her story:

My Sweet Family Dinner by Lucy Liu

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese festival. My family usually gets together to celebrate many holidays; but at that time, I decided to celebrate the Dragon Boat festival at home. Continue reading

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