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First-grade Spanish Class, Doherty Library Partner for Global Read Aloud

As part of the Global Read Aloud 2019 program, John Krauss’ first-grade Spanish classes and the Doherty Library are partnering to read books by Mexican-American author Yuyi Morales. Students recently read Morales’ book, “Dreamers.” Krauss said, in addition to reading the book together, students learned Spanish vocabulary words. “A central theme of this book is the personal heritage created when we take ideas and things with us as we travel and learn,” Krauss said. “Students discussed their own heritage mochila (backpack) that they carry with them and the regalos (gifts) that they keep inside. Then we created art to represent the unique gifts that make us who we are no matter where we go.”