I happened across this book and the author, Amy Windfield, at a bookstore this morning and couldn’t resist it! This is a perfect book for a young pre-reader and reader as well who are always asking those wonderful “why” questions. The answers are true to form along with the recommendations for new parents at the … More Mama, Why Do Babies Cry?
In Jupiter Storm by Marti Dumas published by Plum Street Press, we are introduced to a ten-year-old budding scientist named Jacquelyn Marie Johnson. Jackie enjoys taking care of the plants in the front yard and the wildness of the unattended backyard. When the story opens, Jackie is calling her five rambunctious brothers in from outside by delivering a stern … More Jupiter Storm – Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018
As a retired teacher, I am always on the lookout for books that will bring something beneficial to the classroom. Eugenia Chu’s wrote this wonderful book for her son when she could not find children’s books utilizing the Chinese language. I, for one, am so glad she created this little gem! It begins when Brandon is … More Brandon Makes Jiao Zi – Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018
Nittak Hullo Chito Na Yukpa is the way to say Merry Christmas in Choctaw. It is pronounced: nit-tak hol-loh chi-toh nah yohk-pah http://www.choctawschool.com/media/31736/nittak_hullo_chito_na_yukpa.mp3 Each word has its own meaning: nittak (nit-tak) = day hullo (hol-loh) = holy chito (chi-toh) = big na yukpa = happy In other words, Happy Big Holy Day! If you would like to … More Choctaw Christmas
When I went to school the kids were either white or Hispanic. It wasn’t until years later when I went to high-school that I was introduced to other races as well. However, in my journey through life I still struggled with this dilemma, where do I belong? I never found a place in “white” … More Where Do I Belong?