¡Muchas Graçias! BILINGUAL AUTHOR VISIT with LOVE IS KIND!

A couple of weeks ago I spent two delightful class periods visiting the first grade Spanish classes at Hillside Avenue School in Cranford, NJ. I popped in virtually, but the classes met in person and what fun it was to be together in this special way. 

First, with the help of Pequeño Búho (that’s Little Owl in Spanish), I introduced the Spanish edition of LOVE IS KIND:  EL AMOR ES BONDADOSO and we compared the cover to the English. 

Next, I read LOVE IS KIND in English but with lots of Spanish phrases infused including Pequeño Búho (Little Owl), Abuelita (Grammy), Conejo (Rabbit) and, of course, una caja de chocolates en forma de corazón (a heart-shaped box of chocolates)!

 After reading in English with oodles of Spanish phrases highlighted, I shared my screen so we could play a game show with Pequeño Búho as host. For the game show the children answered questions about the Spanish/English words we learned. The fun included sharing spreads from both editions (and the French edition too) and I challenged them to see if they could spot the differences between spreads of the English and Spanish. I also introduced the concept of translator and that that’s a job they could have one day. 

We ended our special time together with an enthusiastic Q&A. What a wonderful end-of-year treat for students and teacher… and author alike! And afterwards, to my utter delight, I received a special delivery from the first graders – delightfully illustrated thank you notes of Little Owl and his friends . 

Each and every one is a treasure and I now present to you a sampling. Enjoy!

NOTE: If you’d like me to come and visit YOUR school or homeschool co-op with this or another program, please reach out to me using the contact tab above and I can give you all the details.

4 thoughts on “¡Muchas Graçias! BILINGUAL AUTHOR VISIT with LOVE IS KIND!

  1. How lovely to see your words in another language, and even more to get to read them with others. Love is Kind belongs to the world ❤

  2. What a fun Zoom session! I love your game of spotting the differences, introducing them to different languages, and a career of translator!

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