Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

I am joining TBA in celebrating Hispanic Heritage week!  Today's topic is about sharing your favorite books or sites.  I love to fill my classroom with books which represent children of all cultures.  The books I have selected are my personal favorites; one which represent my students and myself.

This is a two stories about a girl's growth from painted words to spoken words.  Great for older students; especially those who are English language learners.

This is the story of a little boy who must share a food for International Day. 

Every time I read The Circuit, I am reminded of the hardships my mother encountered as a migrant worker.  I have become the woman I am because of my mother. Me Llamo Maria Isabel reminds me to honor every child's name because each one is beautiful and important.    

I hope these books become part of your classroom libraries.  

Happy Teaching and Learning!


  1. Two more you might want to check out:

    Armando and the Blue Tarp School by Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Joseph and The Fiesta Dress by Caren McNelly McCormack. Both of these are cultural gems!

    The Corner On Character

  2. Thank you for the book recommendations! I teach a very diverse class and love adding new books to our classroom library that represent all of my students' cultures.
    Keen on Kindergarten

  3. VocabularySpellingCity has several word lists dedicated to Jalapeno Bagels. The words can be used in their free online games. While there, take a look at the "Teacher Resources" section, too. http://www.spellingcity.com/spelling-list-search-results.html?controller=search&searchby=listName&term=jalapeno+bagels


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