Catechist: Ms. Johnette Pride
Here you’ll find our weekly lesson plans and in-class distributed homework in PDF format. Feel free to download these PDFs to follow along throughout the year or in the event your child is unable to make a class and will need to make up the missed work.
A towering figure of contemporary African literature, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s latest memoir, Birth of a Dream Weaver, tells the story of his creative awakening as a university student and budding writer in the early 1960s, on the cusp of Kenyan independence. Peter Kimani’s debut novel, Dance of the Jakaranda, weaves together a multi-generational, multi-ethnic tale of the formation of modern Kenya, a riveting saga of railroads, revolt, and secret ties. Join us for a special, far-reaching conversation as Ngũgĩ and Kimani discuss their work, their homeland, and the myriad dimensions of African writing today.
Also, check out these Brooklyn Borough Hall events:
1 – An art exhibition featuring Muhammad Ali through .
2 – This is the Year of the Rooster for our Asian families. The celebration date is at Brooklyn Borough Hall from
3- Black History Month Celebration’s on February 22 .
My vegetarian journey for 24+ years has enhanced my use of global seasonings. Here’s a shortlist of simple seasonings and preparation ideas with an international flair of ingredients.
1) Roasted Cauliflower: Oven at 350 degrees, takes only 15 -20 minutes. Olive oil, turmeric, ground black pepper. Stir once. Squeeze fresh lemon right before serving.
2) Kale with Ginger: Use fresh sliced ginger. Steam together with minimal water and only until the kale is a brighter green. Do not ruin by overcooking cooking. Keep firm and eat the stems.
3) Corn on the Cob: Use green peppers to season the water. They sweeten the corn!
4) Cornbread with Jalapenos: Add to your usual recipe, add jar (use some of the oil from the jar) or fresh jalapenos. Be careful, not to touch your face or rub your eyes! Amount varies with your personal preference.
5) Quinoa and Mixed Sweet Peppers: Sauté peppers with onions, and garlic. Prepare quinoa as package indicates except season the water with vegetarian low sodium bouillon (half) cube. Toss together and serve hot or cold.
6) “Enhanced” Chive Cream Cheese. Add freshly cut scallions. Use the entire onion. Add capers. Mix well.
Tasty, fast, nutritious, and easy recipes even non-vegetarians may enjoy! Summer time is here. Enjoy.
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Listen to the podcast “Math Teacher Uses Beyonce’s Formation Song to Teach
Geometry To Students”, from “The Michael Imhotep Show”, Wednesday, April
6th, 2016 at http://tobtr.com/8643463 or www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for
podcasts and DVDs.
Have you seen the viral video of geometry teacher using the Beyonce’s song
“Formation” to teach geometry? We spoke with this innovative teacher and
one of her friends. Listen to “The Michael Imhotep Show”, Monday–Friday
10pm-12midnight EST online at
downloading the “TuneIn Radio” app to your smartphone and search for
“Empowerment Radio Network” or at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and for the
President, The African History Network
Executive Producer/Talk Show Host of The African History Network Show
(313) 462-0003 (Office)
Listen to The African History Network Show, Thursdays, 8pm-11pm EST
If you’re interested in adorning the body and spirit view these two sites:
Heru AnkhRa Semahj creator of “The Ascension of Jewelry” at Studio of Ptah., HarsJoyari@gmail.com
Holistic jewelry designer Beverly Sapphire Wilson call or text at 718-930-8841.
I have enjoyed wearing masterpieces made by both if these wonderful designers.
Although I am gluten-free and vegetarian, my plate remains full!
Blockheads Restaurant has many gluten-free offerings. Tate’s Bake shop, Schar, Glutino, Glenny’s, and Milton’s are companies that offer a variety of gluten-free menu and snack options.
BTW Bakery (By The Way) is fully gluten- free and fresh & CO offers a good hemp brownie and other offerings that are gluten-free.
Here’s my hot chocolate recipe which presents a different twist during these winter months.
Diane’s Hot Chocolate :Instant Rich Chocolate hot cocoa mix (I use gluten- free) , one square of 86%cacao chocolate (bittersweet) and one pinch of organic cayenne pepper (Pimiento Roja). Stir gently, sip with spoon and savor. Marvelous!
Enjoy. Diane Ward.
There are so many wonderful restaurants that allow us to experience fabulous international food and drink. Here’s a compilation of restaurants and a few food selections I have experienced that you may find enjoyable as well.
Treat yourself to: 1) Ichi Umi (Start with cool sushi and work you up to the warm foods. Leave room for desserts). 2) Rainhas Churrascaria (Try the roasted quail, and wonderful roasted whole pineapple.)
You might want to try 3) Toloache’s cricket appetizer (Yes, I tried it; it was different, a smaller portion would have been fine for me.)
4) Mumtaz and 5) Jaiya are frequent favorites. Diet before visiting 6) Maison Kaiser and 7) Macaron Parlour Patisserie. Absolutely marvelous, top notch and superior is 8) Le Bernardin. Everything they serve is wonderful.
Do you have favorite wines? Try the seasonal offering of 9) Apothic Dark wines.
Enjoy, as we will all keep exercising! Peace, Diane Ward.