This will be our last week of posting until January here at Vamos a Leer. I can’t believe how fast a year can go by! For us, it’s been an amazing year as we’ve continued to develop and expand Vamos a Leer and our k-12 Outreach program. The best part by far has been getting to know all of you–the wonderful educators, librarians, administrators and readers who impact the students in our classrooms on a daily basis. Your jobs are not easy ones, and we truly appreciate everything that you do. Our hope here at Vamos a Leer is that through providing ideas and resources for authentic multicultural education we can make your jobs a little easier. And as always, we would love to hear your suggestions or ideas for things you’d like to see more of on the blog. This year we really enjoyed the development of our two big thematic curriculum projects on Día de los Muertos and the Chilean Arpilleras. Our monthly book group and Educator’s Guides are always one of my favorite parts of my job. If you haven’t had time to check out any of this year’s projects or guides be sure to browse through past posts or do a search to find something specific. We’ve got some exciting projects in the works for this coming spring and fall that I can’t wait to share with you.
I hope you all have a restful and relaxing Winter Break. If you’re like me, and hope to get a chance to catch up on some reading, you may want to check out the TBR list I put together last January. While I made a small dent, I’ve still got quite a few books that will carry over to 2014. You also may want to look over our book group’s selections for the first part of 2014. I’m really excited about the upcoming titles! Just yesterday the School Library Journal published their list of Top 10 Latino-themed Books of 2013. It’s definitely worth checking out. I won’t be running out of good books to read anytime soon!
If you’re still looking for ideas to get you through these last few weeks of the semester, we’ve written posts with lots of different reading suggestions and activities perfect for this time of year. I’ve shared them below.
- ¡Mira, Look!: Celebrate Christmas and Three Kings’ Day with Pablo and Carlitos
- En la Clase: Mexican Christmas and Winter Celebrations
- ¡Mira, Look!: A Piñata in a Pine Tree
- En la Clase: Bilingual Books Perfect for December
- WWW: Resources for Teaching Las Posadas
- ¡Mira, Look! Books for Teaching about Las Posadas
Wishing you a wonderful winter season, wherever you are, however you celebrate.
Hasta el próximo año,