I love holiday stories! There is something so special about these books and the messages that they convey. I find myself buying more every year but also have discovered that I rely on some tried and true books around this time of year. With the madness of assessments, parent conferences and the holidays approaching; it is nice to rely on some wonderful favorites that can also be used for teaching purposes.
I love how this book, Too Many Tamales, celebrates family traditions. For many of my students and myself included, it would not be the Christmas season without the making of tamales. In this charming story, Maria discovers the importance of telling the truth rather than covering up for one's mistakes. While making tamales, Maria tires on her mother's diamond ring and misplaces it. In her panic, she and her cousins eat all the tamales trying to find the diamond ring within the masa. Later, Maria learns that her mother had the ring all along. After reading the story, we will complete a story map based on the problem and solution.
My favorite Froggy story. We used this story recently to work on problem and solution.
Discover how Mrs. Wishy-Washy's animals get ready for the Christmas holiday.
Happy Teaching and Learning!