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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


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!
 

1/5/17

KevinKarlayLaBanda: Spanish Covers of English Songs

Kevin Karla y la Banda is a Chilean band mostly popular for their Spanish covers of English speaking teen singers, such as Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, One Direction, Katie Perry, etc. 
They have captured the attention of many followers and currently have 1,000,000 subscribers in their channel in Youtube 

They are not only talented, but also creative when it comes to put the lyrics together. I use their songs to teach more vocabulary to my students and, of course, to have fun. I love the idea of playing their music videos during those "indoor recess days", or when we are cleaning our classroom.


The best part of these covers is that most of the videos include the lyrics right there on the screen to make it easy the sing along/karaoke.And the fact that the songs are familiar to my students, it makes them even more meaningful for them to learn them in Spanish.



1/1/17

Martin Luther King Jr.


El día de Martin Luther King Jr. es el día en que conmemoramos el cumpleaños del hombre que  luchó por el respeto y la igualdad entre seres humanos. Martin Luther King Jr. fue la persona más joven en obtener el premio Nobel de la Paz (35 años). Luchó de forma pacífica en contra de la discriminación que sufrían las personas afroamericanas.

Para enseñarle a mi clase acerca de Martin Luther King Jr. He creado unas hojas de trabajo para usar durante nuestra unidad de Estudios Sociales.  

Este producto esta diseñado especialmente para aprender los hechos más importantes de la vida de Martin Luther King Jr. Listo para imprimir y usar. No gastos en tinta a color o tiempo de preparación. 

Pincha la foto para ver más de este producto. 


Me encantó la forma en que se ven las nubes y el proyecto de escritura fuera de mi salón. Especial para celebrar El Mes de la Historia de los Afroamericanos en febrero. 




Algunas palabras claves del tema son:

Libertad-Freedom
Amistad-Friendship
Paz-Peace
Respeto-Respect
Igualdad-Equality 
Justicia-Justice

Estos videos son son un buen recurso para introducir la unidad. 




Martin Luther King Day for Kids on Multicultural Kid Blogs
Welcome to our third annual blog hop on Martin Luther King Day for Kids! Find great ideas for commemorating MLK Day with kids and don't miss our series from last year and 2015! For even more, be sure to follow our Black History Pinterest board!
Follow Multicultural Kid Blogs's board Black History on Pinterest.

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