This time of year is all about getting to know one another!! Ask someone what their name is and where it comes from! Ask someone where their family is from! Ask someone what they like to do – make music, do karate, play soccer, read, draw! Hispanic Heritage Month is also all about getting to… Read More Getting to Know One Another
Our Character Education Theme of the Month is Communities Show Hope. The month of September, we will be reading 14 Cows for America to show support of those who were impacted by 9/11, and how a country far away wanted to do something to special, something meaningful, and most importantly to give the United States… Read More Communities Show Hope – September Character Education Theme
Memorial Day is coming and we have so many people / soldiers / warriors to be grateful for! We show patriotism during these holidays, but there are many holidays to celebrate those who have protected our country – what’s the difference? Let’s talk about Memorial Day and why and how it is celebrated! But what… Read More Patriotism is Showing Gratitude for our Troops!
Did you know that one of the states of the United States are closer to Asia than it is to where we live? Which state do you think that might be? That’s right . . . HAWAII – Hawaii is part of the Pacific Islands, but is part of the United States! Many of the… Read More Happy Asian American Pacific Islander Month!
There is SO much history in School Libraries!! It all started with CLAY Tablets and then in 1636 John Harvard donated his own books to Harvard College and that was the beginning of having public libraries! We have since gone from card catalogs to OPALS computers to find books. Let’s BACK it up!! Our SPINE… Read More Spines are Not Just to Hold Us Up!
Have you ever just wanted to give someone a gift because it would make them smile? We will be reading a beautiful story about a little girl and her Abuela (her grandmother) and we get to see the thoughtful gift that the little girl makes out of something that was said to be ‘worthless’ and not… Read More Give Someone A Gift of Love
Hope you are hungry for some Nachos! Ignacio “Nacho” Garcia is the man who invented a favorite snack, Nachos, about 80 years ago in the 1940s in Piedras, Negras, Northern Mexico! Let’s listen to Ignacio’s story! Then, we can… 🧀🌶🥑 Create our own Nacho Special 🎉💌🎊 Make an Invitation for the Nacho Festival 🏠💙 🌸… Read More ¿Tienes hambre? Are You Hungry… for Ignacio’s Nachos?
Let’s explore different parts of Mexico from foods, to languages, to traditions, to comparing ways of living in Mexico to America! This connects to our Pick a Reading Partner book: Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes! We all get to work independently today – we have so many different… Read More Connecting to the Culture of Mexico and Having Fun with our Estaciónes