Hey teacher friends! I know some are on Spring Break, while others are returning back to school from break last week. I hope everyone has had an awesome April so far and I have a little something that might brighten it up even more!
I love Maria Dismondy’s books! You may have some of her other books sitting on your bookshelf now, such as The Juicebox Bully or Pink Tiara Cookies for Three. I love the messages and themes she includes in each book, always looking at a different group of students with each book. So when Maria sent me a message about participating in her newest children’s book release, I was definitely interested!
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor! is a wonderful book about when a new student, Gabe arrives in school. He doesn’t speak any English and Johnny doesn’t quite “get” why his classmates should help him to adjust to his new world. The story has some adorable illustrations and weaves a fun, yet relevant story to help children realize how it might be for someone who does not speak the native language in a new place.
Check out the video book trailer!
A fun bonus piece in the book comes from another great resource, Fun in Room 4B blogger Elizabeth Supan, who offers 10 great tips for ESOL students in your classroom! Have non-native speakers in my classroom when I taught in Southwest Florida for a few years, I can definitely appreciate those suggestions!