BEFORE I RECAP LAST WEEK. PARENTS PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT TONIGHT'S PROGRAM, WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT WHITE MEMORIAL. DUE TO THE WEATHER, IT WILL BE HELD AT ELI TERRY SCHOOL IN PLYMOUTH. PLYMOUTH PARENTS, PLEASE ARRIVE AT 6:30 TO PICK UP YOUR STUDENTS. WATERTOWN AND WATERBURY STUDENTS, PLEASE ARRIVE AT YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL NO LATER THAN 7:00PM. THANK YOU! This first week at EdAdvance, the students enjoyed an introductory karate program offered by Litchfield Tang Soo Do. Since I knew this was going to be a very disciplined workshop, I decided that something fun and relaxing would be a welcomed treat. Sparkle and Shine Dance, also in Litchfield, provided a great workout consisting of new age hip-hop moves. I wish I was able to go to that rotation, I hear I am pretty stale. The third rotation was all about preparing for our Lebanese meal. Each week, my goal is to offer the students a dinner from a different culture. Lebanese food is a healthy fast food option, and with busy schedules it is very hard to get a healthy meal on the table each night. You kids sampled grape leaves, stuffed with rice and vegetables, and Moujadara, which is lentils and rice, both dishes are served cold. They also sampled a garlic spread to eat chicken kabob, and a honey nut spread, to be eaten with the dessert. For dessert, we made a Lebanese fruit salad with pureed strawberries and a dash of the honey nut topping. It was different and delicious. My family gets Lebanese take-out at least once a week. We order hummus and tabbouleh, which we add to salads. Occasionally, my son orders the shawarma chicken plate. He loves the shawarma seasoning, and likes to have rice on occasion. My daughter gets the same thing except instead of rice, she orders the meal with salad. Daily exercise is wonderful for your body and your mind. Making healthy food choices 80% of the time is important for the inside of your body, and will help make exercise more enjoyable, cause you'll feel better.