4/15/17

Diverse KidLit April 15th, 2017

Our theme for #DiverseKidLit in April is Favorites. 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.) Thank you SO much to everyone who participated in Monday's #diversekidlit  Twitter chat! We had a wonderful conversation with a great community. If you weren't able to join us, you can catch up on all the posts you missed here.

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, May 6th and on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Upcoming Theme

Our theme for the current month is Favorites. Themes are a suggestion only; all diverse book posts are welcome. If you're interested, you can start planning now ...
  • Next month's hops will take place on May 6th and 20th. Leave your ideas for a theme in the comments.

Most Clicked Post from Last Time


The most-clicked post from the previous #diversekidlit was Yash's review of A Walk on the Tundra, a charming new picture book about the Inuit. The book is also a celebration of Inuit life and of the special relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter. There's even a study guide for educators!

#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 
 Shoumi Sen, Author of Toddler Diaries Blog / Twitter / Facebook

Guest Hosts for April
Becky @ Franticmommmy Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram 
 Gauri @ Kitaab World an online bookstore for South Asian children's books, toys and games Blog / Twitter / Facebook / PinterestInstagram 

 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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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. 

 




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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!

Our Pinterest board highlights a wide range of amazing posts and resources for Diverse Children's Books. Please consider following the board for even more great books!

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


1/22/17

Diverse Kid Lit, Saturday January 21th

Our theme for both linkups in January is Human Rights. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is celebrated in the US in January, think about your favorite books to share with children about the importance and the history of human rights and/or civil rights. (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, February 4th and on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Upcoming Theme

Our theme for the current month is Human Rights. Themes are a suggestion only; all diverse book posts are welcome. If you're interested, you can start planning now for our upcoming themes ...
  • February 4th and 18th linkups: Love. Let's spread our love of diverse books by sharing diverse books about love, families, and relationships. 
  • March 4th and 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.

Most Clicked Post from Last Time

Our most-clicked post from last time was a review by Alex of Randomly Reading of Ashes, book 3 in Laurie Halse Anderson's Seeds of America trilogy.

#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 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!

Our Pinterest board highlights a wide range of amazing posts and resources for Diverse Children's Books. Please consider following the board for even more great books!

1/14/17

Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card Giveaway

 ZippadeeZazz, a fellow blogger is launching her blog this week, and to celebrate we are teaming up with other bloggers to giveaway a $100 TPT gift card. To enter the giveaway, just follow my TPT store or all of the other TPT stores. 

How does it work?

1. Log in into Rafflecopter with your email or FB account (in case you haven't done it by now). This info will be used to notify you in case you are the winner.
2. Click in any of the Rafflecopter participant stores.
3. Click the link to each store in TPT.
4. Follow that store in TPT
5. Go back to Rafflecopter (here)  and enter you follower#.
6. Good luck!
7. The winner will be notified by email and at the end of the giveaway.



1/12/17

Valentine's TPT Products in Spanish


¿Estás buscando recursos para usar en el Día de San Valentín?, ¿y es español?...¡No busques más! 

Échale un vistazo al mi producto aquí abajo:


Y también a mis colegas en TPT, que también tienen los suyos,  GRATIS y PAGADOS. Listos para usar en tu clase. 


1/7/17

Diverse Kid Lit January 7th

Happy New Year! Our theme for January is Human Rights. (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, January 21st and on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Upcoming Theme

Our theme for the current month is Human Rights. Themes are a suggestion only; all diverse book posts are welcome. If you're interested, you can start planning now for our upcoming themes ...
  • January 21st linkup: Human Rights. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is celebrated in the US in January, think about your favorite books to share with children about the importance and the history of human rights and/or civil rights.
  • February 4th and 18th linkups: Love. Let's spread our love of diverse books by sharing diverse books about love, families, and relationships. 

Most Clicked Post from Last Time

Our most-clicked post from last time was 5 Positive Picture Books for Ramadan by Katie at The Logonauts. This post shares five different books about the holiday of Ramadan, some that take place in Middle Eastern countries and others in America. All highly recommended!

#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

 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!

Our Pinterest board highlights a wide range of amazing posts and resources for Diverse Children's Books. Please consider following the board for even more great books!