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Showing posts with label Cinco de Mayo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cinco de Mayo. Show all posts

Resources for May

 May is here, and the horses are at the gates.
 
Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!
 
Yes, the Kentucky Derby is this week, and there's a close read about the Kentucky Derby in this resource: Science and Social Studies Activities for May!


Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!



           

 
I'm sure I'll have my kiddos wear fancy hats and find Kentucky on the map! Maybe even read a good horse book! (Click the images for links!)

This week also brings Cinco de Mayo AND Teacher Appreciation Day. 

I plan to celebrate Mexico on both Monday and Tuesday, then celebrate teachers for the rest of the week.

Here are some Cinco de Mayo resources:


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cinco-de-Mayo-No-Prep-Activities-for-Literacy-and-Math-1223544?utm_source=Blog%20post%20may%20resources&utm_campaign=cinco%20de%20mayo


Here's a fun word work game with a Mexico theme: Mexico Suffixes Go Fish Game!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Suffix-Practice-Game-with-a-Mexico-Theme-238194?utm_source=Blog%20post%20may%20resources&utm_campaign=Mexico%20prefixes%20and%20suffixes


Of course I have a Mexico freebie: Writing Paper with a Mexico theme!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mexico-Themed-Paper-679832?utm_source=May%20resources%20blog%20post&utm_campaign=Mexico%20paper

for more ideas for celebrating Mexico, see THIS BLOG POST.

This is what I plan on doing for Teacher Appreciation:

I'm going to run off a whole bunch of these Thank You Cards, and have them fill them out for the teachers in the school! I don't let them make them out to me,since there are plenty of other teachers who spend their time helping children. (Any adult who works with children is fair game for Teacher Appreciation, even if they don't have a certificate!)


or perhaps you'd like the freebie?
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thank-You-Cards-Freebie-5115442?utm_source=smarterqueue&utm_campaign=thank%20you%20notes%20freebie


For more about the Thank You Cards, see THIS BLOG POST.

Here's some fun Mother's Day stuff: Mother's Day Math!

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!


Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!

And here's my traditional Mother's Day gift:

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!

for more information about this Mother's Day gift, 

Toward the end of the month is Memorial Day. I know some teachers will be enjoying summer by then, but we're not even close yet! 

But it's not too early for Freedom Isn't Free!

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!

Plus, a freebie for keeping track of the Patriotic Holidays!

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!


Plus, another freebie: Patriotic Brain Breaks!

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!

for more information about celebrating patriotic holidays, see THIS BLOG POST.

Of course, I do like to make the lives of teachers a little bit easier. Here's a whole bunch of May Reading, Science, and Social Studies activities that will intrigue the children and save time for teachers: May Bundle!

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!

What are your plans for the month of May?


Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!


Resources to Celebrate Mexico!


Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day. 



 (That is celebrated on September 16th.)  Cinco de Mayo does celebrate a Mexican battle.  It dates back to May 5, 1862, and I imagine if I were Mexican, I'd know more about it.  I've shown this video in the past. The content is a little above the heads of my second graders, but it gives the kids a taste Mexican history with a cute sombrero wearing chile character and a catchy tune.








Those of us who live in the USA think of Mexico as our "neighbors to the south." It's also a lovely place to visit when the winter is cold and bitter. (It sure gets nasty here in New Hampshire!)




Many of us like to think of Cinco de Mayo as a day to celebrate our Mexican neighbors.




Here's another Youtube video that gives the kids a taste of Mexico. It's filled with Mariachi music and pictures that are classically Mexican!



A couple more You Tube videos that give kids a "taste" of Mexico:







Or... it's not too late to order some of your own Mariachi music. Check out these CDs available on Amazon. (Just click the image for a link to Amazon!)

   
     
I prefer to have loads of literature when I teach about anything, particularly another country. Here are some of my favorite informational books about Mexico!
  
  
Of course, after learning about Mexico through books and videos, I'd have my kids write about the country. Here's some paper with a Mexico theme, and it's free! You can find it here: Mexico Themed Writing Paper Freebie


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mexico-Themed-Paper-679832?utm_source=Mexico%20resources%20blog%20post&utm_campaign=Mexico%20paper
What good is a celebration of Mexico without a little Mexican food and a craft?  Tortilla chips with salsa are easy and popular, so I imagine they'll make an appearance. If you're daring, bring in some hot salsa!

Here are a couple more Mexico resources your students might enjoy:



HERE is a whole Pinterest page of cinco de mayo crafts for kids.  Take your pick or make up your own!


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