[good reads] mama + papa + me
October 23, 2016
At school, we’ve been learning about Latino Heritage Month. This year, I decided that the best way to approach this unit of study was to find some great literature from the library and focus on those books during our read aloud times. I came across an author, Arthur Dorros, and we ended up reading a bunch of his books this past month. My favorites were Mamá and Me and Papá and Me. I like these books because they were simple enough for even my youngest students to understand, but also allowed for deeper conversations like how we relate to our caregivers. We used these books to talk about character, but then also relate the book to our own lives. I had the students draw pictures and write about what they do with the moms (mom figures) and dads (dad figures) in their lives. In fact, I just realized that if I put all their pages together, we can create our own versions of Arthur Dorros’ books!