This is from our group member Carmen Suárez in Chicago:
I want to share something that I did for my students (K-2). I found a book in the library of one the kindergarten rooms, the book is Mouse Paint, it may be very popular in some Kindergarten rooms but I had not read it. It is a simple and gracious story and I immediately started to work with it in my Spanish classes. I found a Spanish version that was too advanced for my students so I translated my own version and adapted it for my students. I used simplified language and made everything in the present. Then I took pictures of the images from the book itself and edited them to look nice and clean. My students enjoyed it, we had a good time and then we did some post-storytelling activities where they worked and groups, you know to make his student-driven class “visible” to outsiders.
I am sharing two versions with you and the group, one with the text in Spanish and the other with just images to make it non language specific. I would love to receive any feedback that you and members of the group may have.
One thing: I don’t want to break any copyright. I tried to contact the author to ask permission to use her story but did not find her. So maybe since the PLC group is private it shouldn’t be such a big deal, I don’t know too much about that. If you know how to deal with this, please show me a way.
Story_ratones pintores: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_R41BRBxpdreVhDZzdoX2NlcTQ
Story_ratones pintores images: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_R41BRBxpdrZEhsZG1scHhHa00
Thank you, Ben.