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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Spanish & French Back-to-School FREEBIE!

It's my favorite time again: FREEBIE time!
Somehow, I love offering freebies as much as I love finding freebies. Here's my latest:

Click  image to find this freebie in my TpT store.

You guessed it: this freebie features graphics from two of my fave clip artists: Educlips and Creative Clips. Thanks, Sarah & Krista!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Our World Cup Pinnacle

Yesterday was "the" big day for soccer at our house!

The France vs. Germany rival goes back many generations in our family. I am a third generation American of Alsatian descent, which means that my family and ancestors have, at various times, been:
  • politically & geographically French, but culturally German
  • politically & geographically German, and culturally German
  • politically & geographically French, and culturally French
  • and even politically Swedish for a short duration, just to keep things interesting.
My mother still remembers the older uncles and great uncles heatedly debating the degree to which our family is French vs. German. But with yesterday's match, we were all German... most likely because we're awaiting the birth of my German nephew in a matter of days, so we're a little more sentimental toward our German side right now. (You may remember my sister's wedding to a German last spring. Brrr!)

While the adults were absorbed in the game, I was so happy to have our World Soccer Cup Activity Pack for Kids to keep Mag engrossed in the action. She loved the idea of being our score keeper, and in the loooong stretch of scoreless time, the activity pages were equally engaging.

To preview the activity pack, or to purchase, click here.

It will be so nice to relax and not worry too much about the outcome of today' games... but come Tuesday: Go Deutschland!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Read Around the World" with Multicultural Kid Blogs

This summer, the bloggers of Multicultural Kid Blogs invite you to "Read Around the World!" Throughout the summer, member bloggers (and friends) are sharing favorite multicultural books, covering age ranges for the entire family.

Here's my pick for a new favorite: a bilingual book entitled My Diary from Here to There/Mi diario de aquí hasta allá, by Amanda Irma Pérez.

You can see the author read her book aloud (albeit to a less than attentive audience -- probably the age group) here.

To browse through all the MKB bloggers' book choices, check out our newest Pinterst board, dedicated to this great summer series. Happy Reading!