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Finally! the Fireflies Return

We finally had the chance to see fireflies again.  We had been anxiously awaiting their arrival.  We pulled an old book off the shelf - a lovely story about fireflies from my childhood, The Fireflies, by Max Bollinger.  I put this in a much older post, two summers ago: Firefly Watch

When we were down near the beach, Monday evening, there certainly were many more fireflies, and the children were elated to finally see them.  Little Man was so happy to have one crawl on him, though I had to help him out a bit, he wasn't able to catch them.

A good Book to Share - Un buen libro para compartir

I saw this book at our public library, which opened the same year Neruda was born.  I thought, what a wonderful addition to the cultural discussion on bilingualism and biculturalism that I have been having lately (will post).

Essentially, the issue is showing children positive and beautiful depictions of the culture you are trying to embrace, whether it is your own native culture or a language you have chosen to teach for any number of reasons.  One must be careful to shield young children from negative stereotypes and show them the beauty of the chosen culture and language, and also remember to use the language in natural ways...via poems, songs and familiar stories.  

Encontré este libroennuestrabibliotecapública, la cuál se inauguróen el mismo año que nació Neruda, el famoso poeta Chileño.  Pensé,¡quémaravillosa adicióna ladiscusiónculturalsobreel bilingüismoy el biculturalismoqueheestadoteniendoúltimamente(se publicará).
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Picasso in the tub - Picasso en el Baño

We made some homemade bath paint!  What fun bath time became!

The recipe is very simple.  Add boiling water to flour and *a few drops* of food color, stir, and add cold water until it reaches desired consistency.  Voila.

Hicimospinturaspara el baño,hechos en casa, que hizo convertir el bañar en algo muy divertido.  
La recetaesmuysimple.Agregarel agua hirviendo y colorantesala harina, removeryañadir agua fríahasta queconsiga la consistencia deseada.Voila.

Curriculo en Español - Spanish Language Homeschooling

This school is based in Puebla, Mexico. I was excited to find it. The platform is online, which is not my particular style, but it is nice to see what is out there, especially in the Spanish language, since so little is available in terms of homeschooling materials.

Estaescuelatiene su sede enPuebla,México. Me alegré encontrarlo.Laplataformaestá en línea,quenoesmiestiloparticular,peroesbueno verlo queestáahí en el mercado,sobre todoenelidiomaespañol,ya quetanpocoestá disponibleentérminosdemateriales deeducación en el hogar.

MamaMoontime: Today, do something unexpected

MamaMoontime: Today, do something unexpected

Photo: Allsorts Pininterest

This was so poignant! So I created a link. I hope that is okay.  And we DID do something unexpected!  We left our schoolwork and romped in the sprinkler, since it was nearly 100 degrees!  The feel of grass between your toes is nature too!  Quite possibly, the best kind!

Charlotte Mason en ESPANOL!!!

This Blog is excellent!  All the information and ideas I am used to seeing in many of the English language blogs, but in Spanish.  A real resource for Spanish speaking homeschoolers!

Esteblogesexcelente!Toda lainformaciónylas ideasque estoy acostumbradode ver enmuchos delos Blogs sobre Homeschooling, pero enespañol.Unrecursoverdaderopara los que eligen educar en el hogar de habla hispana.  

Because the right to homeschool is not a given everywhere!

A Blog from Spain, with posts about Homeschooling/ Un Blog de España, sobre el Educar en Casa

This blog has some wonderful information in Spanish!  Ese blog tiene mucha informacion en espanol, sobre el educar en casa, y es muy genial.