Archive for June, 2009

Jun 24 2009

Let’s Get Ready for some Iced Tea!

Gretchen at Tea Safari was sweet enough to give us some of her amazing tea.  Heidi and Megan loved the Strawberry Kiwi Iced Tea.  It is unbelievably delicious and caffeine-free.

Iced Tea Preparation Instructions:

  1. Brew a tea concentrate by following the regular brewing instructions printed on the tea bag or tin, but using twice the amount of leaves. If sweetener is desired, we recommend using sugar, stevia, honey, etc. while the tea is hot.
  2. Fill glasses or pitcher approximately 2/3 with ice (preferably made using filtered water). Use plastic or tempered glass only.
  3. Immediately pour the hot tea over the ice, separating the leaves with a strainer. If necessary, add more ice until the concentrate is diluted to nearly double its initial volume.
  4. If desired, add a slice of lemon, lime or orange or decorate with a sprig of mint leaf.
  5. Example Measurements: To prepare 36 ounces of iced tea, brew 18 ounces of tea using approximately 6 teaspoons of tea leaves.

Tea is a great way to stay hydrated and healthy.

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Jun 03 2009

Let’s Get Ready For the Last Day of School!

Last Day of School

“You’re a very special person,

And I wanted you to know,

How much I enjoyed being your teacher,

How fast the year did go!

Please come back to visit me,

As through the grades you grow,

Try hard to learn all that you can,

There is so much to know!

The one thing I tried to teach you, to last your whole life through,

Is to know that you are SPECIAL,

There is no one else like you!

Author Unknown

Here are a few items to help you remember to celebrate you and your successes:

  • Toothpick – to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others.
  • Rubber Band – to remind you to be flexible, things might not always go the way you want, but it will work out.
  • Band Aid – to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else’s.
  • Pencil – to remind you to list your blessings every day.
  • Eraser – to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s O.K.
  • Chewing Gum – to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything!
  • Mint – to remind you that you are worth a “mint”.

Then, I shake their hands, tell them one or two quick words of encouragement, and wish them a happy and safe summer vacation.  Hoping that all of you have had a very successful school year. 

‘Talk to each other, support each other, take care of each other.

The above was seen at  Mr. Marjan Glavac author, editor, teacher FR-EE subscription to How To Make A Difference Newsletter  ‘There are no boundaries for the journeys of the mind.’

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