9/28/16

La Payaya and Corre el Anillo


I am happy to participate in the HHM hosted by the Multicultural Kid Blog bloggers! and  today I want to share two of my favorites childhood games. Please watch the videos as they are more explicative than words. 

La Payaya

To play this game you need five small stones or tokens and speed skills. See the videos to learn how to play.






Corre el Anillo

Between 5-6 children sit next to each other with their hands in a prayer position, but horizontally. 

Another player has a ring between his/her hands in a prayer position as well. This player uses his/her hands to go through each player's hands and sing the song, and carefully, give the ring to one of the players without being caught by the others. Watch this short video to see how it works: 

Corre el anillo
 por un portillo
pasó un chiquillo
 comienzo huesillos.

¡A todos les dio,
 menos a mí!

 Eche prenda, 
señorita o caballero
 ¿quién lo tiene de usted?






Also Mundo Lanugo has child friendly explicative videos to learn from other latino games. I must confess that I felt like playing again watching the videos. Click here if you want to watch their videos.


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Hispanic Heritage Month Series 2016 | Multicultural Kid Blogs
We are so excited for our FIFTH annual Hispanic Heritage Month series and giveaway! Through the month (September 15 - October 15), you'll find great resources to share Hispanic Heritage with kids, plus you can enter to win in our great giveaway and link up your own posts on Hispanic Heritage!

September 29 Embracing Diversity
September 30 Mama Tortuga
October 5 Pura Vida Moms
October 7 Spanglish House
October 10 Mundo Lanugo
October 11 Kid World Citizen
October 12 MommyMaestra
Don't miss all of the great posts from previous years as well: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway!

Giveaway begins September 14 and goes through October 14, 2016.
Enter below for a chance to win one of these amazing prize packages! Some prizes have shipping restrictions. In the event that a winner lives outside the designated shipping area, that prize will then become part of the following prize package. For more information, read our full giveaway rules.
Grand Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway

Grand Prize

-Month of free access to online Spanish home learning program from Calico Spanish -If You Were Me and Lived in... series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only -Spark important conversations about diversity, inclusivity and acceptance with award-winning Barefoot Books! Collection includes Barefoot Books World Atlas, The Barefoot Book of Children, Children of the World Memory Game, The Great Race, Mama Panya's Pancakes, Off We Go to Mexico, Up and Down the Andes, We all Went on Safari, We're Sailing Down the Nile, We're Sailing to Galapagos US & Canada Shipping Only -Aquí Allá CD from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band US Shipping Only -Animales CD from 123 Andrés US Shipping Only -Best of the Bowl CD from Hot Peas 'N Butter US Shipping Only -Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina (hard cover), El fútbol me hace feliz by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (paperback), Blankie/Mantita by Leslie Patricelli (board book) from Candlewick Press US & Canada Shipping Only -A Child's Life in the Andes e-book plus music CD from Daria Music -Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi -T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only -Scarves, coin purse and painted wood bracelets from Nicaragua, and a map puzzle of Central America from Spanish Playground US Shipping Only -Latin GRAMMY-winning album Los Animales from Mister G US Shipping Only
1st Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway

First Prize

-If You Were Me and Lived in... series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only -Aquí Allá CD from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band US Shipping Only -Animales CD from 123 Andrés US Shipping Only -Best of the Bowl CD from Hot Peas 'N Butter US Shipping Only -Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina (hard cover), El fútbol me hace feliz by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (paperback), Blankie/Mantita by Leslie Patricelli (board book) from Candlewick Press US & Canada Shipping Only -Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi -T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only -Scarves, coin purse and painted wood bracelets from Nicaragua, and a map puzzle of Central America from Spanish Playground US Shipping Only -Olinguito, from A to Z! (bilingual) by Lulu Delacre, Rafi and Rosi by Lulu Delacre, Mamá the Alien (bilingual) y René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Laura Lacámara, Marisol MacDonald and the Monster (bilingual) by Monica Brown from Lee & Low Books US Shipping Only -Ecuador Themed International Cooking Box from Global Gastronauts US Shipping Only -Ora de Despertar Ladino Children's Music CD from Sarah Aroeste Hard copy if US winner; digital if international winner -T-shirt of choice from Mundo Lanugo US Shipping Only -Latin GRAMMY-winning album Los Animales from Mister G US Shipping Only
2nd Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway

Second Prize

-If You Were Me and Lived in... series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only -Aquí Allá CD from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band US Shipping Only -Animales CD from 123 Andrés US Shipping Only -Best of the Bowl CD from Hot Peas 'N Butter US Shipping Only -Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina (hard cover), El fútbol me hace feliz by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (paperback), Blankie/Mantita by Leslie Patricelli (board book) from Candlewick Press US & Canada Shipping Only -Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi -T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only -Scarves, coin purse and painted wood bracelets from Nicaragua, and a map puzzle of Central America from Spanish Playground US Shipping Only -Culture Chest with the theme "Dancing in September" for Hispanic Heritage Month. Includes bilingual books Tito Puente, Mambo King and Me llamo Celia Cruz, both by Monica Brown and Rafael Lopez US Shipping Only -Spanish Alphabet Print (US Shipping Only) and single-use promo code for Spanish for kids language app from Gus on the Go -Latin GRAMMY-winning album Los Animales from Mister G US Shipping Only

Bonus Prize

Piñata de Laly | Multicultural Kid Blogs Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway
Piñata from Piñatas de Laly Europe & US Shipping Only
a Rafflecopter giveaway

9/21/16

Hispanic Heritage Month/Mes de la Herencia Hispana


I am pleased to be part of the Hispanic Heritage Month series this year. And for that I want to share some resources I have in my TPT and TN stores.



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Hispanic Heritage Month Series 2016 | Multicultural Kid Blogs
We are so excited for our FIFTH annual Hispanic Heritage Month series and giveaway! Through the month (September 15 - October 15), you'll find great resources to share Hispanic Heritage with kids, plus you can enter to win in our great giveaway and link up your own posts on Hispanic Heritage!

September 20 Tiny Tapping Toes
September 22 Spanish Mama
September 23 All Done Monkey
September 26 Crafty Moms Share
September 29 Embracing Diversity
September 30 Mama Tortuga
October 5 Pura Vida Moms
October 7 Spanglish House
October 10 Mundo Lanugo
October 11 Kid World Citizen
October 12 MommyMaestra
Don't miss all of the great posts from previous years as well: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway!

Giveaway begins September 14 and goes through October 14, 2016.
Enter below for a chance to win one of these amazing prize packages! Some prizes have shipping restrictions. In the event that a winner lives outside the designated shipping area, that prize will then become part of the following prize package. For more information, read our full giveaway rules.

Grand Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway

Grand Prize

-Month of free access to online Spanish home learning program from Calico Spanish -If You Were Me and Lived in... series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only -Spark important conversations about diversity, inclusivity and acceptance with award-winning Barefoot Books! Collection includes Barefoot Books World Atlas, The Barefoot Book of Children, Children of the World Memory Game, The Great Race, Mama Panya's Pancakes, Off We Go to Mexico, Up and Down the Andes, We all Went on Safari, We're Sailing Down the Nile, We're Sailing to Galapagos US & Canada Shipping Only -Aquí Allá CD from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band US Shipping Only -Animales CD from 123 Andrés US Shipping Only -Best of the Bowl CD from Hot Peas 'N Butter US Shipping Only -Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina (hard cover), El fútbol me hace feliz by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (paperback), Blankie/Mantita by Leslie Patricelli (board book) from Candlewick Press US & Canada Shipping Only -A Child's Life in the Andes e-book plus music CD from Daria Music -Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi -T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only -Scarves, coin purse and painted wood bracelets from Nicaragua, and a map puzzle of Central America from Spanish Playground US Shipping Only -Latin GRAMMY-winning album Los Animales from Mister G US Shipping Only

1st Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway

First Prize

-If You Were Me and Lived in... series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only -Aquí Allá CD from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band US Shipping Only -Animales CD from 123 Andrés US Shipping Only -Best of the Bowl CD from Hot Peas 'N Butter US Shipping Only -Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina (hard cover), El fútbol me hace feliz by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (paperback), Blankie/Mantita by Leslie Patricelli (board book) from Candlewick Press US & Canada Shipping Only -Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi -T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only -Scarves, coin purse and painted wood bracelets from Nicaragua, and a map puzzle of Central America from Spanish Playground US Shipping Only -Olinguito, from A to Z! (bilingual) by Lulu Delacre, Rafi and Rosi by Lulu Delacre, Mamá the Alien (bilingual) y René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Laura Lacámara, Marisol MacDonald and the Monster (bilingual) by Monica Brown from Lee & Low Books US Shipping Only -Ecuador Themed International Cooking Box from Global Gastronauts US Shipping Only -Ora de Despertar Ladino Children's Music CD from Sarah Aroeste Hard copy if US winner; digital if international winner -T-shirt of choice from Mundo Lanugo US Shipping Only -Latin GRAMMY-winning album Los Animales from Mister G US Shipping Only

2nd Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway

Second Prize

-If You Were Me and Lived in... series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only -Aquí Allá CD from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band US Shipping Only -Animales CD from 123 Andrés US Shipping Only -Best of the Bowl CD from Hot Peas 'N Butter US Shipping Only -Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina (hard cover), El fútbol me hace feliz by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (paperback), Blankie/Mantita by Leslie Patricelli (board book) from Candlewick Press US & Canada Shipping Only -Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi -T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only -Scarves, coin purse and painted wood bracelets from Nicaragua, and a map puzzle of Central America from Spanish Playground US Shipping Only -Culture Chest with the theme "Dancing in September" for Hispanic Heritage Month. Includes bilingual books Tito Puente, Mambo King and Me llamo Celia Cruz, both by Monica Brown and Rafael Lopez US Shipping Only -Spanish Alphabet Print (US Shipping Only) and single-use promo code for Spanish for kids language app from Gus on the Go -Latin GRAMMY-winning album Los Animales from Mister G US Shipping Only

Bonus Prize

Piñata de Laly | Multicultural Kid Blogs Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway
Piñata from Piñatas de Laly Europe Shipping Only
a Rafflecopter giveaway

9/18/16

CAFE y Daily Five en español

Desde que conocí a "The Sisters" me di cuenta de lo fácil que es transmitir el amor por la lectura en la escuela. Es por eso que, después de leer los libros, y asistir a una de sus conferencias, me volví adicta al CAFE y Daily Five. Estas dos estructuras o metodologías literarias me ayudan a crear ávidos lectores de por vida en la escuela. 

Sin embargo, el CAFE y Daily Five tienen su origen del inglés y a veces no es fácil coincidir con los acrónimos.  Por eso decidí crear estos carteles para mi clase. Espero que los puedan usar. 





Lo sé, le falta el tilde a la O, pero es que la letra era tan bonita que no pude resistirlo y la usé igual, aunque viniera sin el tilde. Así es que ustedes pueden agregarlo con un Sharpie, como lo hice yo.





Los carteles están disponibles en mis dos tiendas, TPT y TN.

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9/17/16

Diverse Kid Lit 17 de septiembre de 2016

Our theme for today's Diverse Children's Books linkup is Favorite Bilingual Book(s). What are your favorite children's books in two or more languages? (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, October 1st and on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Upcoming Theme

Our theme for the current linkup is Favorite Bilingual Book(s). Themes are a suggestion only; all diverse book posts are welcome. If you're interested, you can start planning now for our upcoming themes ...
  • October 1st and 15th linkups: Favorite Diverse Author or Illustrator. Who is a must-read author or illustrator for you? Share your favorite(s) with us for next time.

Most Clicked Post from Last Time

Miss T's post on 7 Diverse Books Featuring a Character With A Disability was our most-clicked post of the previous #diversekidlit! This compilation reviews a great mix of fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and novels featuring characters with a range of disabilities. This is a great resource for all readers.

#DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:

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


Guest Host for September
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.)

Get #DiverseKidLit Recommendations on Pinterest!

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9/13/16

PLOP


Con la intención de que mis estudiantes practicaran más gramática y habla todos los días, me vino a la mente la palabra ¡PLOP! muy característica de Sudamérica.

La palabra PLOP viene de un cómic o historieta chilena llamada "Condorito", que ha sido más bien para adultos, pero ahora también hay ediciones para niños. 

La palabra PLOP se puede usar para llenar esos espacios entre expresiones de admiración o desconcierto. Por ejemplo: 


Así es que usando esta palabra divertida, pensé en todas aquellas palabras o expresiones que mis estudiantes tienen dificultad al usar, y las copié en palitos de madera anchos. Luego escribí la palabra PLOP en cuatro palitos diferentes y puse todos los palitos en un vaso grande.  

El juego se puede jugar con 5 o más personas dependiendo de la cantidad de palitos disponibles. Consiste en que el primer jugador saca un palito, lo lee en voz alta, completa la oración y se queda el palito. Y así sucesivamente con los demás jugadores/palitos. Por ejemplo:

Yo hice... (NO hicí)...mi tarea. 

Yo traje... (NO trají)... mi libro favorito.

Mi _____ me ama porque...(NO mi mamá ama a yo) 

Cuando uno de los jugadores saca el palito PLOP, entonces TODOS los palitos deben ser devueltos al vaso y el juego termina o comienza nuevamente. 

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9/6/16

El Principito (The Little Prince)


La película, El Principito (The Little Prince) del autor francés Antonie de Saint-Exupéry esta basada en el libro con el mismo nombre. Puedes ver la película en Netflix, y lo mejor es que puedes cambiar el audio al español (y los subtítulos también). Este es un clásico de la literatura universal. 

Mi mente creativa ya esta pensando en actividades para complementar el libro. Por ahora creo que es un buen título para leer en clase (read aloud) y luego ver la película, o tal vez para el club de libros. 

Si aún no has leído el libro, puedes comprarlo en Amazon o bajarlo en la tienda de iTunes.  

Algunas curiosidades:

1. Los Baobabs, son árboles de gran tamaño que se encuentran principalmente en África y Australia. Su nombre científico es “Adansonia”. En Madagascar se pueden encontrar hasta seis especies de esta familia. 

2. El acompañante de El Principito en el viaje es un zorro del desierto. El escritor conoció a este animal durante un vuelo al norte de África.

3. El personaje principal es un piloto aviador el escritor Antonie de Saint-Exupéry, también lo es. Por lo que se cree que se trata de un relato autobiográfico.

4. Su amada Rosa, es uno de los objetos más queridos del Principito es la rosa que está inspirada en su esposa Consuelo. La Rosa se encuentra en un planeta rodeado por tres volcanes, el lugar representa a Guatemala.

5. El gobierno de Francia elaboró una moneda conmemorativa en honor a Saint-Exupéry. En el billete aparecía su rostro.

No puedo esperar por compartir esta película con mis estudiantes. 




9/3/16

Diverse Kid Lit September 3rd 2016


Our theme for today's Diverse Children's Books linkup is Diverse Book(s) Featuring a Character with a Disability. (Need ideas? Check out past winners of the Schneider Family Book Awards.) (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 17th and on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Upcoming Themes

Our theme for the current linkup is Diverse Book(s) Featuring a Character with a Disability.. 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 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 ADA’S VIOLIN: THE STORY OF THE RECYCLED ORCHESTRA OF PARAGUAY from Linda at The Reader and the Book. This story is based on the true origins of the Cateura orchestra in Paraguay, and Linda's post contains a great summary of the book as well as additional information about the author, illustrator, and real-life orchestra!

#DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:


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


Guest Host for September
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.)

Get #DiverseKidLit Recommendations on Pinterest!

We've started a new group board on Pinterest to highlight all the amazing posts and resources for Diverse Children's Books. Please consider following the board for even more great books!