10/16/17

Día de Todos los Santos y Día de los Fieles Difuntos


No sólo recordamos a nuestros queridos difuntos (o "finados" en jerga popular) entre el 31 de octubre y el 2 de noviembre. En la mayoría de los países hispanohablantes, la religión predominante es más bien cristiana, y por lo mismo,  también se veneran a Todos los Santos de la religión católica.   Por ésta razón, hice un producto relacionado con algunos de los santos más populares que estará disponible GRATIS por sólo unos días. 



Fechas importantes para recordar:

Vísperas de Todos los Santos
Se celebra la noche del 31 de octubre y viene de la expresión "All hallows" que significa víspera de todos los santos. 

Festividad de Todos los Santos
Tradición católica en honor de todos los Santos. Se celebra el 1 de noviembre.  

Festividad de los Fieles Difuntos
Se celebra todos los 2 de noviembre. Se recuerdan a quienes ya no están entre nosotros.  

Aquí abajo incluí unos videos relacionados con el Día de los Fieles Difuntos y el Día de Todos los Santos.  






Day of the Dead series | Multicultural Kid Blogs
Multicultural Kid Blogs is proud to be hosting another blog hop on Day of the Dead! (Don't miss our series from last year and 2016!) Be sure to visit all the posts below for great ideas on sharing Day of the Dead with kids:

10/11/17

Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Recursos para la escuela




Ya está terminando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, y para celebrar, he recopilado algunos videos desde PBS.  Los videos forman parte de un programa especial llamado "Passport to Latin America". Esta vez escogí Chile, Colombia y Centro América, pues son países significativos para mis estudiantes por diferentes razones. Ustedes pueden ver los países restantes visitando este sitio. 







Si lo que necesitas en tu clase son lecciones, fotos, artes, presentaciones,  y videos cortos, en estos sitios de internet encontrarás eso y más. Sólo debes navegar por cada sitio y te llevará a diferentes recursos para usar en el aula. 






Si, es cierto. Pase mucho tiempo investigando PBS y sus recursos, y la verdad es que son muchos. Lo último que agregué, fue este lindo video llamado " El reloj".  Espero que les guste. 

Hispanic Heritage Month Series 2017 | Multicultural Kid Blogs

We are so excited for our sixth 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!
October 12 Tiny Tapping Toes
Don't miss all of the great posts from previous years as well: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway!

Giveaway begins September 15 and goes through October 15, 2017. 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.
Hispanic Heritage Month Series and Giveaway 2017 Grand Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Grand Prize

From Mariana Iranzi: A digital copy of her new CD Primavera From Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: A print copy of Cántale a tu bebé with music download - US Shipping Only From 123 Andrés: A copy of the CD Arriba Abajo (digital copy if outside the US) From Spanish Playground: Set of books, crafts, and toys from Latin America - US Shipping Only From Carole P. Roman: Set of If You Were Me and Lived In... books on Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Portugal, and the Mayan Empire - US Shipping Only From Mister G: A copy of the new CD Mundo Verde/Green World (digital copy if outside the US) From World Music with Daria: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Musical Craft and Coloring E-Book From Gus on the Go: Spanish Alphabet Print (US Shipping Only) & single-use promo code for Spanish for kids language app From Lectura Para Niños: A set of printable little readers, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet. Designed to last the entire school year, with one new book each week plus several review weeks included throughout the set
Hispanic Heritage Month Series and Giveaway 2017 | Multicultural Kid Blogs

1st Prize

From Mariana Iranzi: A digital copy of her new CD Primavera From Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: A print copy of Cántale a tu bebé with music download - US Shipping Only From 123 Andrés: A copy of the CD Arriba Abajo (digital copy if outside the US) From Spanish Playground: Set of books, crafts, and toys from Latin America - US Shipping Only From Carole P. Roman: Set of If You Were Me and Lived In... books on Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Portugal, and the Mayan Empire - US Shipping Only From Mister G: A copy of the new CD Mundo Verde/Green World (digital copy if outside the US) From World Music with Daria: Set of maracas and a Spanish fan - US Shipping Only From Gus on the Go: Spanish Alphabet Print (US Shipping Only) & single-use promo code for Spanish for kids language app
Hispanic Heritage Month Series and Giveaway 2017 2nd Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs

2nd Prize

From Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: A print copy of Cántale a tu bebé with music download - US Shipping Only From 123 Andrés: A copy of the CD Uno, Dos, Tres, Andrés! (digital copy if outside the US) From Spanish Playground: Set of books, crafts, and toys from Latin America - US Shipping Only From Carole P. Roman: Set of If You Were Me and Lived In... books on Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Portugal, and the Mayan Empire - US Shipping Only From Mister G: A copy of the new CD Mundo Verde/Green World (digital copy if outside the US) From Lee and Low Books: Martí's Song for Freedom/Martí y sus versos por la libertad; Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del arcoíris; Mamá the Alien/Mamá la extraterreste; Marisol McDonald and the Monster/Marisol McDonald y el monstruo - US Shipping Only
Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway 2017 - Third Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs

3rd Prize

From Carole P. Roman: Set of If You Were Me and Lived In... books on Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Portugal, and the Mayan Empire - US Shipping Only From Mister G: A copy of the new CD Mundo Verde/Green World (digital copy if outside the US) From Sarah Aroeste: A copy of the new Ladino/English bilingual picture book Ora de Despertar/Time to Wake Up - US Shipping Only From Arte Público Press: Picture books Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! / Esteban de Luna, ¡rescatador de bebés!, The Little Doctor / El doctorcito, Dalia’s Wondrous Hair / El cabello maravilloso de Dalia, Grandma’s Chocolate / El chocolate de Abuelita, I Kick the Ball / Pateo el balón, Level Up / Paso de nivel, A Surprise for Teresita / Una sorpresa para Teresita - US Shipping Only
Hispanic Heritage Month Series and Giveaway 2017 Bonus Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Bonus Prizes

We are giving away an extra copy of the CD Mundo Verde/Green World from Mister G (US Shipping Only) and up to 10 digital downloads of this brand new album: Watch a video of the title track!
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10/6/17

Diverse Kid Lit, October 6th, 2017

Our theme for this #DiverseKidLit is #ownvoices. The #ownvoices hashtag was created to draw attention to diverse authors and illustrators who are creating books that honor their own heritage and experiences. (As always, 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 serves as a resource for parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors! Our next linkup will be Saturday, November 4th and the first Saturday of each month.

Upcoming Theme

Themes are a suggestion only; all diverse book posts are welcome. Do you have a suggestion for a future theme? Share your ideas with us at katie at thelogonauts dot com.


    Most Clicked Post from Last Time

    The most-clicked post from the previous #diversekidlit was Myra's linkup post about Remembering Auschwitz through a picture book and a graphic novel. This post shares two powerful resources about the Holocaust in general, and Auschwitz specifically, as well as links to other sources. Thank you for sharing, Myra.

    Welcome, Bethany!

    #diversekidlit is excited to welcome new host, Bethany, of Biracial Bookworms. Bethany is an educator, blogger, world traveler, wife, and mom to two wonderful girls who inspired her web site. You can read more about her and her family here. We are thrilled to have Bethany joining our community as a host and advocate! Please follow here online: Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads.

    #DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:

    Katie @ The Logonauts Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest
     Becky @ Franticmommmy Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram
     Bethany @ Biracial Bookworms Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Goodreads Carolina @ La Clase de Sra. DuFault Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+
     Gauri @ Kitaab World an online bookstore for South Asian children's books, toys and games Blog / Twitter / Facebook / PinterestInstagram
     Gayle Swift, Author of ABC, Adoption & Me Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+
     Marjorie @ Mirrors Windows Doors Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Mia @ Pragmatic Mom Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram
     Myra @ Gathering Books Blog / Twitter / Facebook
     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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    9/4/17

    La Herencia Hispana, Chile y el Mes de la Patria

    Comenzando las clases se inicia también el mes de la Herencia Hispana aquí en los Estados Unidos. Esto significa que reconocemos la contribución hecha por la presencia de la comunidad hispana y latina en el país, ya sea a través del idioma, comida, folclor o cultura en general. Así es que, siendo yo chilena, ¿qué mejor que iniciar el año haciendo una conexión con Chile? 


    Mi primera pregunta fue: ¿de qué formas puedo hacer esta conexión significativa para mis estudiantes americanos? Pues bien, lo primero que pensé fue en los colores de las banderas; blanco, azul y rojo. ¡Ahí estaba la primera gran conexión! Ya sé que hay otros países latinoamericanos, como República Dominicana, Cuba, Puerto Rico y  Costa Rica que comparten los mismos colores, pero para guiar más fácilmente la decoración/arreglo de mi clase,  esta vez solo me enfoqué en Chile y EEUU. Sin embargo, esto no me impide agregar otras banderas a la clase siguiendo el mismo patrón. De hecho, creo que una de mis primeras lecciones será el identificar los otros países latinoamericanos que comparten los colores de nuestra clase en sus banderas. 



    A partir de los colores comencé la búsqueda de objetos, banderas, bordes y otras decoraciones que le darían un toque de culturalidad a mi clase.  Debo confesar que había escogido este tema hace mucho tiempo atrás, por lo tanto, mis compras para el 4 de julio, fueron pensando en el tema de mi clase, :)
    Toda esta conectividad entre países, banderas, colores y culturas me lleva a muchas lecciones para enseñar en la clase. Sociales, Geografía, comida, lenguaje, vestimenta, día de la independencia, etc.   Tantas cosas por hacer y tan poco el tiempo. La historia se repite cada año, ¿verdad? Algo que no pude dejar de agregar son mis plantas:
    Algo que pienso aclarar desde el primer día, es que la bandera de Texas NO es la misma que la bandera de Chile. Se parecen mucho, pero son diferentes. Por lo mismo voy usar mi producto TPT,  For the Love of Chile, Po'! para introducir y comparar algunos aspectos de Chile con Estados Unidos, y por supuesto aclarar la confusión de las banderas.  Wish me luck!
    Algunos recursos que encontré para celebrar este mes: 

    http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

    Smithsonian Latino Center

    http://www.explore-hispanic-culture.com/

    Most Influential Hispanics in USA

    http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/

    Otros recursos  en Pinterest:

    4/12/17

    La primavera


    Llegó la primavera y aunque no se note, ya están apareciendo los animalitos de la estación. Minnesota tuvo una pequeña nevada recientemente, pero no es razón para ignorar lo que esta pasando alrededor. 
    Me tomé el tiempo de crear este producto con fotos personales (tomadas por mi esposo) de diferentes lugares de USA. Algunas son de Minnesota y otras de Washington DC. 



    Este producto esta dirigido más que nada para los grados mayores 3-5 y contiene hojas para aprender de la primavera, los patos, las libélulas, la mariposa, las flores y muchos más. 


    Cada tema viene con preguntas y actividades para hacer después de la lectura. Espero que sea un producto que les sirva en clases. Especial para repasar el texto de no ficción. 

     




    Puedes seguirme en:




    3/25/17

    La anunciación de la Virgen María


    Siguiendo con las celebraciones de Cuaresma, este sábado pasado fue la celebración de la Anunciación de la Virgen María. Para introducir este tema, le mostré a mi clase un pequeño video que explica claramente el sentido de esta fecha.


    Estoy obsesionada con los títeres que diseñé en uno de mis últimos productos, así es que usamos uno de ellos para celebrar este día.



                                             

    Aprovechamos de repasar el Ave María en una hoja de trabajo con el ángel Gabriel. Me gustó ver el resultado junto a los títeres de la Virgen, el ángel Gabriel, y San José. Aunque no se ven en las fotos,  los pueden bajar gratis desde mi tienda TPT. 

        




      

    3/17/17

    San Patricio


    Mi clase (y yo) aprendimos algunas cosas nuevas este día de San Patricio. Como por ejemplo,  el verdadero significado del trébol durante esta celebración. Inteligente, San Patricio.

    1. San Patricio es originario de Gran Bretaña, no Irlanda.

    2. El color verde representa los campos de Irlanda.

    3. San Patricio usó el trébol para explicar la Santísima Trinidad a los paganos: Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo; conforman un solo Dios. 

    4. Cuenta la leyenda  que los duendes o Leprechauns le temían a San Patricio. Ellos no querían que los nuevos cristianos rezaran o practicaran su nueva fe, entonces hacían sus travesuras. Pero San Patricio se encargó de echarlos y sacarlos de donde estuvieran para que dejaran tranquilos a los nuevos creyentes.
    Luego de aprender esto, mi clase se divirtió creando un trébol de tres hojas, una corona y un títere de San Patricio. Todo quedó estupendo en la puerta de nuestra clase. 



     


    3/4/17

    Diverse Kid Lit Saturday, March 4th

    Our theme for #DiverseKidLit in March is the Changing Seasons. Please consider sharing diverse books and resources that support love and families. (As always, 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, March 18th and on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

    Upcoming Theme

    Our theme for the current month is Changing Sesons. Themes are a suggestion only; all diverse book posts are welcome. If you're interested, you can start planning now for our upcoming themes ...
    • March 18th: Changing Seasons. As we eagerly await the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern, let's share favorite books and resources on the seasons.
    • April 7th and 14th is our one-year anniversary of #diversekidlit! Stay tuned for some big events to celebrate!

    Most Clicked Post from Last Time

    The most-clicked post from the previous #diversekidlit is Beth's great roundup of Diverse Novels in Verse, part 2. (You can catch up on part 1 here.) Novels in verse are an incredible and accessible way for kids to get to know a character inside and out. You will find some new favorites!

    #DiverseKidLit is Hosted by:

    Katie @ The Logonauts Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Carolina @ La Clase de Sra. DuFault Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ Gayle Swift, Author of ABC, Adoption & Me Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Google+ Jane @ Rain City Librarian Blog / Twitter / Instagram Marjorie @ Mirrors Windows Doors Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest Mia @ Pragmatic Mom Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram Myra @ Gathering Books Blog / Twitter / Facebook
    Guest Hosts for March
    Gauri @ Kitaab World an online bookstore for South Asian children's books, toys and games Blog / Twitter / Facebook / PinterestInstagram 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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    1/27/17

    MCBD Book Review: The Three Lucys



    This week is MCBD and I am happy to be part of this great event once again. This time I have the pleasure to review a book  set in Lebanon. The story is based in true events and begins with a child and his three cats, named Lucy.
    Luli had a happy life with his family and cats. He played and took care of his pets, went to school, eat with his parents and visit his relatives in Beirut. 
    One night, after saying goodbye to his aunt and uncle, Luli and his family went back home. But before they could even get closer, a bomb exploded  and war begun. It was a short war that kept Luli and his family afraid and away from home.
    Time went by, and Luli never stopped thinking about the three Lucys. They were all alone, with nobody to feed them or take care of them.
    After several weeks, Luli and his family were able to make it home, however, nothing was the same. Luli had to face many challenges at a very young age. 




    Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is its fourth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.  
    Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that.

    Current Sponsors:  MCBD 2017 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board. Platinum Sponsors include ScholasticBarefoot Books and Broccoli. Other Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. RomanAudrey Press, Candlewick Press,  Fathers Incorporated, KidLitTVCapstone Young Readers, ChildsPlayUsa, Author Gayle SwiftWisdom Tales PressLee& Low BooksThe Pack-n-Go GirlsLive Oak MediaAuthor Charlotte Riggle, Chronicle Books and Pomelo Books




    We’d like to also give a shout-out to MCBD’s impressive CoHost Team who not only hosts the book review link-up on celebration day, but who also work tirelessly to spread the word of this event. View our CoHosts HERE.
    MCBD Links to remember:
    MCBD site: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/
    Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
    Free Kindness Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teachers-classroom-kindness-kit/

    Free Diversity Book Lists and Activities for Teachers and Parents: http://bit.ly/1sZ5s8i