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
March is Women’s History Month! So many amazing women have made (and are still making) a major impact in our world today! Do you know which famous woman created her own selfie? Frida Kahlo was a famous artist who was born in Mexico and lived in a home named Casa Azul – which means blue… Read More Celebrate Women’s History Month with Frida Kahlo!
This week we will be learning a bit about the culture in Mexico! Did you know that there are 10 different pyramids in Mexico? There are so many amazing things to explore in Mexico!! I mean who doesn’t love Mariachi Bands and Piñatas to be a part of a celebration! So this is your FIRST… Read More All About Mexico / Todo Sobre Mexico
Carter Woodson was a young boy who would read the newspaper to his father, and this made him love history. In 1926, he wanted to celebrate Black History for a whole week and he arranged it to be near the birthdays ofAbraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas. Fast forward to 1976, we have been recognizing Black… Read More Celebrate Black History Month Like These Trailblazers
Have you ever won a medal – for a great job, a sport, a painting? If you could win a medal, what would you work for? Every year since 1937, a beautifully illustrated picture book wins a Caldecott Medal, all thanks to a man named Randolph Caldecott! Some favorites that we all love have been… Read More What book should win the Caldecott MEDAL 2021?
We can look at books as WINDOWS and MIRRORS (and even more)… meaning when you look through a window, you are looking at something that you are NOT experiencing, something from someone else’s life or about a place you have never been to. But when you look at a mirror, you are looking at something… Read More A WINDOW looking forward to New Experiences and New Books in the New Year!!
This time of year is always so beautiful with the lights of the holiday season, and the gentle snow falling from the sky, and the beauty of the Rockefeller Center Tree in New York City! No matter what holiday you celebrate, it is always beautiful to see! The tradition of the Rockefeller Tree began about… Read More There are SNOW Stories Like These!