Saturday, January 21, 2012

Martina Una Cucarachita Muy Linda; Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: Un Cuento Cubano / A Cuban Folktale (Spanish Edition)

Martina the Cockroach Retelling on PhotoPeach
Every month Principal Phillips chooses a book that the whole school receives for their classroom library. This is called our "Book of the Month." This month we received the book "Martina the Beautiful Cockroach" by Carmen Agra Deedy. However, the book was in Spanish. The lesson was to experience how children who speak other languages must feel to be handed a book and asked to read without understanding. This opened our eyes to feeling what others must feel in this situation. Luckily, a few days later, we were also given the English version of the book and were grateful so that we could share this wonderful book with the students. Then we thought that we didn't want the Spanish version to just "go away." Again luck was on our side when our room mom (who is Cuban-American) not only read the book to our class in Spanish, but brought props and food to accompany the experience. Thanks Lourdes for the excellent performance of "Martina Una Cucarachita Muy Linda"...and such a lovely cockroach you were!!

4 comments:

Lourdes said...

Encantada de ayudar (Happy to help.)! I really enjoyed it, and I think the class did too.

Sunny said...

That is so creative! You are a great homeroom mom, Lourdes!

Kristen Tiurchy said...

James really enjoyed this. His retelling of the events all make sense now that I read the blog! Thank you, Lourdes, for taking the time to do this for the class!

Christa said...

I love this!! Lourdes, you rock! Thanks for being such a wonderful & talented room mom :)