“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” 


Calling all JUNIORS – These Shout Outs are ALL FOR YOU!  This week Ms. Anastasia needs your help! We are discussing “Music that Makes You Feel” and we need your help to create our teen playlist! Use the link below to send us songs that you currently have on repeat.  




May 20, 1506   

Christopher Columbus died: On May 20, 1506, the great Italian explorerChristopher Columbusdies in Valladolid, Spain. Columbus was the first European to explore the Americas since theVikingsset up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland in the 10th century. He explored the West Indies, South America, and Central America. 


May 20th is National Be a Millionaire Day!

National Be a Millionaire Day on May 20th each year celebrates the idea of being a millionaire. Very few of us haven’t imagined what it would be like to be a millionaire. If you happen to be one of the few, this holiday is for you.  And also for those of us who like to imagine spending millions. National Be a Millionaire Day is also a day to start taking steps to turn dreams into reality by making plans for your future.

Following is a few helpful suggestions to get you started:

  • Start a savings account.  If you have an existing savings account, review it to make sure you are earning the maximum interest available. Increase the deposits into your savings account.
  • Review your spending habits. Find ways to spend less and save more.

Imagine what it would be like to be a millionaire. Then, gently bring yourself back to reality. Use #BeAMillionaireDay to post on social media.



I sound so cool and people all over the world come again and again to see me. Most people spend years with me but you can’t be too old or young to come see me, unless you decide to make me part of your career? I am able to make you smarter and wealthier too. What am I?


Monday, May 19th  Answer: 17 
Let us say that the smallest of the square is of 1-unit side.
We have 6 such squares. Now moving up, if we see the squares with side 2 units, we have 8 of them. Similarly, we have 2 squares with side 3 units and 1 square with side 4 units.

6 + 8 + 2 + 1 = 17 squares. 


Social Wellness for Teens: Practices  

Maintaining a healthy social life is a part of keeping up with your mental health, especially during this pandemic. There are a few simple steps to take to ensure that you have a healthy social life:   

  1. Always look in the mirror first for the qualities you want in a friend. 
  • Remember to be a good listener. You don’t have to always give advice or a response when your friends are expressing themselves.  
  • Support your friends’ hobbies, extracurricular activities, dreams, businesses, or anything that is important to them.  
  • Respect their lifestyles, as long as the choices they make are not endangering them. You don’t have to be exactly alike to be friends.  
  • Trust is one of the most important qualities of a friend.  

On Wednesday’s we typically workout

… but today feels like a cheat day! Treat yourself with this super easy and delicious snack! 

Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas 



  • 2 bananas Slightly Overripe 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (you can substitute granulated Splenda, if you like) 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)


  • Slice the bananas into rounds, approximately 1/3 inch thick.  
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg (if desired). Set aside.  
  • Lightly spray a large skillet with nonstick oil spray. Warm over medium heat.  
  • Add the banana rounds and sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon mixture on top.
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Flip the rounds, sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon mixture 
  • Cook for 2-3 more minutes until the bananas are soft and warmed through.  

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