8/28/16

Books del Sur



Everyone who teaches Spanish in the USA knows that finding books for our students is very challenging. I have found myself asking for donations to build up my classroom library in order to expose my students to the written language.   I am fortunate to have good friends who have helped me in this mission. 

In my search looking for books, I run into a very interesting page that promotes books in Spanish. But this is not the only good part. The best part that the books are authentic books and not translated from English, which means the books were written by Spanish speakers authors for Spanish speakers readers. Most of the books come directly from South America, and more than likely, you will not find them in any other place in the USA.  

Some of the books are:

Papelucho
Anti Princesas Collection
Juegos tradicionales

You can order the books here in the USA visiting this web site. 



More ideas for books?


8/24/16

De regreso a clases


Back to School packet with 35+ pages full of get-to-know-you activities and more. 
Black and White
English and Spanish.
No expensive color ink need it.
No prep.
Ready to use.
All you need, is a time capsule where to keep your student's responses. It can be a coffee can, envelope or a plastic container. Remember you will let your students open this time capsule at the end of the school year. 




You can find this packet in my TPT store or my TN Store.


These pennants come in two different formats with very basic information. I will use these pennants as a beginning of the school year activity (after the scavenger hunt and the time capsule included in this packet). I can't wait to post pictures of the final result! 



More ideas?

8/20/16

Diverse Kid Lit August 20th

Our theme for today's Diverse Children's Books linkup is Favorite International Book(s) for Children. Share your favorite book or books that take place in a different country than where you live! (The theme is only a suggestion. Diverse posts on alternate topics are always welcome.)

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Diverse Children's Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children's books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds. We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.
DiverseKidLit
We hope this community will grow into a great resource for parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors! Our next linkup will be Saturday, September 3rd and on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Upcoming Themes

Our theme for the current linkup is Favorite International Book(s) for Children. Themes are a suggestion only; all diverse book posts are welcome. If you're interested, you can start planning now for our upcoming themes ...
  • September 3rd linkup: Diverse Book(s) Featuring a Character with a Disability. (Need ideas? Check out past winners of the Schneider Family Book Awards.)
  • September 17th linkup: Favorite Bilingual Book(s). Think about your favorite book or books that are published in bilingual (or multiple language) editions.

Most Clicked Post from Last Time

Our most clicked post from the previous #diversekidlit is Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set Outside of the United States (By Continent) from Ricki and Kellee at Unleashing Readers. They each share a favorite book from the five populated continents, excluding North America.

#DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:

 Gayle Swift, Author of ABC, Adoption & Me Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ 



Guest Host for August

Shoumi Sen, Author of Toddler Diaries Blog / Twitter / Facebook Want to be notified when the next #diversekidlit linkup goes live? Click here to join the mailing list. Interested in joining as a host or an occasional co-host? Contact katie at thelogonauts.com. (Never participated in a linkup before? Please click here for a more detailed step-by-step.)

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8/13/16

Paquete de regreso a clases

Make your life easy this back to school season and get this product in my TPT or TN stores. 

The file has pages to work on Math and Language Arts in Spanish.  The content is made for second grade, however, you can always use it for third grade as a review. The pages are for independent work, but you can always help with some words!


NO PREP
NO EXPENSIVE COLOR INK 
60+  REPRODUCIBLE PAGES



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Algunos consejos para este regreso a clases

La mejor manera de lograr que tus estudiantes trabajen por sí solos y de manera responsable, es comenzar tu año escolar estableciendo rutinas, expectativas claras y consecuencias lógicas. Cuando un docente mantiene expectativas reales y consistentes en la clase, entonces los alumnos se sienten seguros, queridos y orgullosos de sus logros. Por eso es que las seis primeras semanas de clases son las más importantes para asegurar el éxito durante el año escolar.


Un niño que lee, es un adulto que piensa. Crear hábitos de lectura desde pequeños significa concientizar el derecho a/importancia de la información. Pero no sólo eso, si no que todos los demás beneficios que contrae ser un lector activo, como por ejemplo, mejorar la gramática y ortografía, ampliar el vocabulario y la comprensión son sólo algunas.  



Innovación y creatividad son las mejores armas para mantener a tus estudiantes activos en su propio aprendizaje. Pero también, la flexibilidad del docente y perder el miedo a lo nuevo (o a equivocarse) ayuda en la puesta en práctica de estas dos estrategias. 


Optimismo. Algo tan difícil de recordar en los momentos más oscuros de nuestra vida docente. Sin embargo, lo bueno de nuestra profesión es que cada comienzo del año escolar es un nuevo ciclo. Un nuevo inicio que nos da la posibilidad de dejar atrás malas experiencias y  recordar lo bueno. Un comienzo con nuevas caras, tal vez nuevo grado o una nueva sala.  


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8/9/16

Have you done your good deed for the day?


This year I am helping to implement a new program at a Spanish Dual Immersion School. As a new program, there are many resources and needs to be fulfilled, and of course, a classroom library is one of them. This is obviously a challenge, but oh! I love challenges! especially if it involves teaching Spanish or a new teaching project.

With that being said, I decided to open an account in www.adoptmyclassroom.org and  digitalwishlist for support.
  
Blogging opened the door to meet many other bloggers from around the USA and world, and it has been FUN! It was during this journey that I run into Multicultural Children Book Day (MCCBD) and Becky Flansburg @ Franticmommy.




Well, guess what? my blogger friends from MCCBD and Francticmommy were one of the first ones to come to my rescue. They not only adopted my classroom, but also sent me a box full of multicultural books for my library, THANK YOU! 




Last year a started this blog with the purpose to talk about Spanish language and culture,  bilingual education in general and share Spanish teaching resources. In addition to that, this journey has also taken me to virtually meet generous and passionate people about teaching languages. And I am very grateful for that!

I as mentioned before, I currently have two fundraisers running, adoptmyclassroom.com and digitalwishlist if you want to donate. Of course books are always welcome, Spanish or bilingual; kindly loved or new. For this purpose, I have created an Amazon wish list that goes directly to the school address. Just write my name on the recipient area to make sure the books go to my classroom. 

Thank you very much and feel free to SHARE this post with friends are family.  

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8/7/16

Mi mundo en palabras


Mi mundo en palabras ofrece recursos en español especial para repasar vocabulario con los más pequeños. La página tiene diferentes opciones por donde comenzar y se enfoca más que nada en ampliar vocabulario, frases cortas y comprensión en general. 

Especial para usar durante los centros de lectura, Daily Five or lectura independiente en la clase o en casa. 

Haz click aquí para recursos GRATIS.



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Láminas de comprensión lectora en línea

Práctica de comprensión de lectura para los lectores emergentes. Puede usarse leyendo o escuchando cada lámina. Especial para Kínder y Primer grado. Puede usarse en centros o rincones de lectura, Daily Five o lectura independiente. 
Puedes encontrar más recursos para practicar español en esta página.

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8/6/16

Diverse Kid Lit August 6th


Our theme for today's Diverse Children's Books linkup is Diverse Books for Back to School. Please consider writing and sharing your favorite books either about school / back to school or that might make a great read aloud during those first few weeks of school. (The theme is only a suggestion. Diverse posts on alternate topics are still always welcome.)

What's Is #diversekidlit?

Diverse Children's Books is a book­sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children's books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds. We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.



We hope this community will grow into a great resource for parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors! Our next linkup will be Saturday, August 6th and on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Upcoming Themes

Our theme for the current linkup (beginning Aug. 6th) is Diverse Books for Back to School. Themes are a suggestion only, all diverse book posts are welcome. If you're interested, you can start planning now for our upcoming themes ...
  • August 20th linkup: Favorite International Book(s) for Children. Share your favorite book or books that take place in a different country!
  • September 3rd linkup: Diverse Book(s) Featuring a Character with a Disability. (Need ideas? Check out past winners of the Schneider Family Book Awards.)

Most Clicked Post from Last Time


Our most clicked post from the previous #DiverseKidLit linkup comes from author Gayle H. Swift: The Essential Life Lessons We Must Teach Children. Gayle shares her thoughts about some of the most important lessons we teach children, as well as a detailed review of two great books to use with kids. This is a useful resource for teachers and parents alike!

#DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:


Gayle Swift, Author of ABC, Adoption & Me Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ 
Jane @ Rain City Librarian Blog / Twitter / Instagram Marjorie @ 




Guest Host for August

Shoumi Sen, Author of  ToddlerDiarie  Blog / Twitter / Facebook 


Want to be notified when the next #diversekidlit linkup goes live? Click here to join the mailing list. Interested in joining as a host or an occasional co­host? Contact katie at thelogonauts.com. (Never participated in a linkup before? Please click here for a more detailed step­by­step.)

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8/4/16

Cuentos con valores


Cuentos cortos con que hablan de diferentes valores. Especial para trabajar durante programas de anti-bullying, salud, convivencia escolar o inicio de clases.

Si les interesa, hagan click aquí.

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Children's Music from Chile



I want to feature one of my favorite childhood bands, and for this  I have chosen a few videos from a Chilean children's music group. The name of the band is Mazapán. They have been playing since 1980. Oh! so many memories come to my mind!

The songs are contagious and full of creativity. The language is very clear for Spanish learners and the lyrics have a rich vocabulary. The target audience are children of all ages and you can use them to teach Spanish,  initial/ending sounds, expand vocabulary or teach poetry.

In their  website  you can find more information about them and of course songs and  videos.  They are an amazing group of experienced musicians, and although I have listened to their songs hundreds of times, I can't get tired of them.

I have added the a few videos and lyrics of their most popular songs. In almost every song, the paragraphs are rhyming  or repeating, which makes it perfect to learn the language. What a fun way to review vocabulary and learn new words!

El Caracol Agustín


Un día unos niños 
Jugaban en el jardín 
Con un caracolito 
Llamado Agustín. 

Un día unos niños 
Jugaban en el jardín 
Con un caracolito 
Llamado Agustín 

Y los niños le preguntan 
¿Caracol a quien tu buscas? 
Busco al agua, busco al sol 
Y a los niños con amor 

Un día unos niños 
Jugaban en el jardín 
Con un caracolito 
Llamado Agustín

Y los niños le cantaban 
Caracol, caracolito 
Que caminas, despacito 
Tus cachitos saca al sol 

Agustín el caracol 
Sus cachitos les mostró 
Y un dibujo les pintó 
Y una ronda resultó 

Un día unos niños 
Jugaban en el jardín 
Con un caracolito 
Llamado Agustín

La Cuncuna Amarilla


Una cuncuna amarilla
Debajo de un hongo vivia
Ahí en medio de una rama
Tenía escondida su cama

Comía pedazos de hojas
Tomaba el sol en las copas
Le gustaba subirse a mirar
a los bichitos que pueden volar

¿Por qué no seré como ellos?
Preguntaba mirando a los cielos
¿Por qué me tendré que arrastrar?
Si yo lo que quiero es volar

Un día le pasó algo raro
Sentía su cuerpo inflado
No tuvo ganas de salir
Solo quería dormir

Se puso camisa de seda
Se escondió en una gran higuera
Todo el invierno durmió
y con alas se despertó

Ahora ya puedo volar
Como ese lindo zorzal
Mariposa yo soy
Con mis alitas yo me voy.

                               La Vaquita Loca


Esta vaquita loca, quiere comer chuchoca 
Oye vaquita loca, eso a ti no te toca. 

Come alfalfa, come pastito 
No comas la chuchoca. 

Esta vaquita loca, quiere comer chuchoca 
Oye vaquita loca, eso a ti no te toca. 

Come alfalfa, come pastito 
No comas la chuchoca.

La Pulga de Mi Perro


La pulga de mi perro se llama sinforosa 
es un pulga gorda, bonita y golosa 

Me pica a mí, te pica a tí 
y pica a mi perrito en la nariz 

La pulga sinforosa se fue con otro perro 
nosotros la buscamos por valles y por cerros 

La busco aquí, la busco allí 
y busco en la quebrada del ají 

Ayer por la mañana, volvió con el lechero 
y se subió de un salto a la cola de mi perro 

Me pica a mí, te pica a tí 
y pica a todo el mundo en la nariz

Francisca la Avispa


Francisca es un avispa con mucha chispa y buena vista 
De arisca no tiene pizca es una artista esta Francisca 

Isca, isca, esta es Francisca

No hay nadie que se resista
Al verla en las revistas
Dentistas y periodistas
Todos quieren mucho a Francisca

Isca, isca, esta es Francisca

No me pellizca, no es egoísta
Es una artista la gran Francisca

Francisca es un avispa con mucha chispa y buena vista
De arisca no tiene pizca es una artista esta Francisca
Francisca es un avispa con mucha chispa y buena vista
De arisca no tiene pizca es una artista esta Francisca

Isca, isca, esta es Francisca

Para el baile esta siempre lista
Es la gran reina de la pista
Tenistas y trapecistas
Todos quieren mucho a Francisca

Isca, isca, esta es Francisca

No me pellizca, no es egoísta
Es una artista la gran Francisca

Isca, isca, esta es Francisca


La Chinita Margarita


La chinita Margarita es alegre y juguetona 
Su vestido de lunares con agüita lo almidona 

Se me sube a la rodilla 
Y me da una gran cosquilla 
Se me sube a la rodilla
Y me da una gran cosquilla 
Que traviesa es Margarilla 
Que traviesa es Margarilla 

La chinita Margarita es alegre y juguetona 
Su vestido de lunares con agüita lo almidona 

Se me sube a la nariz 
Y yo me pongo a hacer ¡achís! 
Se me sube a la nariz 
Y yo me pongo a hacer ¡achís! 
Que traviesa es Margariz 
Que traviesa es Margariz 


La chinita Margarita es alegre y juguetona 
Su vestido de lunares con agüita lo almidona 

Se me sube a la cabeza 
Yo no la miro, me hago la lesa 
Se me sube a la cabeza 
Yo no la miro, me hago la lesa 
Que traviesa es Margareza 
Que traviesa es Margareza 

La chinita Margarita es alegre y juguetona 
Su vestido de lunares con agüita lo almidona 

Se me sube a la frente 
Y se me escapa muy de repente 
Que traviesa es Margarente 
Que traviesa es Margarente


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http://multiculturalkidblogs.com/olympics-for-kids/
Welcome to our Olympics for Kids series! The Olympics are a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about the world and explore cultures together. Today, you can find more about other music posts about various countries thanks to our participating bloggers:
How Dutch Nursery Rhymes Helped Me as an Expat Mother - Multicultural Kid Blogs Sons for Past Sports Championships and the Olympics - La Cité des Vents Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Globe Trottin' Kids Chile - La Clase de Sra. DuFault
Don't forget that you can also download our Summer Games Unit activity pack to learn more about the world and have fun during the Olympics.
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8/1/16

Children's Books Featuring Chile


I have compiled a collection of books featuring Chile. When you click on each picture, you'll be taken to a review of the book or to the store where you can get it.  Most of them are written in Spanish and English,  so you can use them at school or homeschool.  Enjoy!


       

    

     

  

   




http://multiculturalkidblogs.com/olympics-for-kids/
Welcome to our Olympics for Kids series! The Olympics are a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about the world and explore cultures together. Today, you can find more about other travel posts about various countries thanks to our participating bloggers:


Book review: Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboahw - Multicultural Kid Blogs 
Latino Kids Lit Featuring Mexico - Mommy Maestra 
Children's Books Featuring Chile - La Clase de Sra. DuFault 
5 Popular Dutch Children's Books - Expat Life with a Double Buggy 
Kids Books Set in Jamaica - Kid World Citizen 
Children's Books Set in South Africa - Colours of Us 
Children's Books about the Amazon - Hispanic Mama 
Portuguese Favorite Books for Under 6's - the piri-piri lexicon 
Explore Brazil with Your Child: Read, Cook, and Craft - Pack-n-Go Girls

Don't forget that you can also download our Summer Games Unit activity pack to learn more about the world and have fun during the Olympics.


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