Patriot Pride Library Chat!

Exploring Hispanic/Latinx Culture -- September/ October 2022

HAPPY HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH!!

Welcome back Connecticut Farms students, families, and staff!


Here's our first edition of our Patriot Pride Library Chat newsletter.


The new school year is HERE!! And, with it, we'll dive deep into different cultures through different formats to increase your desire to READ AS MUCH AS YOU WANT!


As you walk the halls of Connecticut Farms, read all about some famous Hispanic/Latinx people. Some of them you'll know, some you won't. Who did you learn about from our library Hispanic Heritage display??


In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) look at THREE (or more, if you want to) sections of this newsletter to engage in different aspects of Hispanic/Latinx culture.


We hope you enjoy your learning experience!!


Happy READING!!


Be well,

Ms. Jenkins-Jackson aka "Ms. J"

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS:


In order for your student to receive a district Chromebook, please sign and approve the Chromebook Agreement found on the Genesis Parent Portal, and pay any fines associated with your student(s) account.


Please note, there is a $25 charge for any damage to the Chromebook; a $45 charge for a replacement charger; and the estimated cost for a replacement Chromebook is $400.


Students deemed eligible for free and reduced lunch will be charged 50% of the costs mentioned.


Thank you for your cooperation!

SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD MONTH!

In conjunction with the Union Public Library, our school library would like ALL of our students to have access to reading materials and other resources in our library and from the public library.


Thank you to those parents/guardians who have already filled out and sent back the Union Public Library card application for your student(s).


If your student(s) are still in need of a library card, please let your student's teacher know, and I will give your student an application. Please fill in your student's name, parent email, address and phone number. Make sure to have your student sign right next to your signature.


Library cards will continue to be given out during the month of October. It's never to late to explore the joys of reading!

The Choice is Yours! View all three to learn more.

Zombies Don't Eat Veggies! read by Jaime Camil
Hispanic Heritage Month
Pepe and the Parade

Read About These Notable Hispanic/Latinx People

Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut and Engineer

  • Born 1958, American engineer Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic female astronaut serving on four space shuttle flights.
  • She studied electrical engineering at Stanford University, earning a master's degree in 1981 and a doctorate in 1985.
  • In 1990, Ochoa was selected by NASA to participate in its astronaut program.
  • In 1993, she served as mission specialist abroad the space shuttle Discovery, becoming the first Hispanic female to travel into space.
  • In 2013, Ochoa became the director of the Johnson Space Station in Houston, Texas.
  • "Ellen Ochoa." Britannica LaunchPacks, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Jan. 2017. packs.eb.com/social-studies/529030/article/601172#/. Accessed 14 Sep. 2022.

Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

  • Sonia Sotomayor, in full Sonia Maria Sotomayor, (born June 25, 1954, Bronx, New York, U.S.), associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 2009. She was the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
  • The daughter of parents who moved to New York City from Puerto Rico, Sotomayor was raised in a housing project in the Bronx.
  • She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University (B.A., 1976) before attending Yale Law School, where she worked as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She graduated in 1979 and worked for five years as an assistant district attorney in New York county before pursuing private practice in a New York firm, where she worked on intellectual property and copyright cases.
  • In May 2009 Pres. Barack Obama nominated Sotomayor to the Supreme Court in order to fill the vacancy left by departing justice David Souter, and confirmed in September 2009 by the Senate.
  • Sotomayor released a memoir, My Beloved World, in 2013.


Courtesy of our Patriot Pride Reading Corner

Epic Books to the RESCUE!!

You've been waiting for the Class Code to my Epic Books' class.

Go to www.getepic.com/student. Enter my Class Code.


Here it is: tqx0788


FIND YOUR NAME

IF YOU DON'T SEE YOUR NAME,

LET ME KNOW!

I WILL ADD YOU TO MY CLASS!

FEATURED ON EPIC HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH BOOK COLLECTION:

CESAR MILLAN also known as the DOG WHISPERER


Click here to enjoy the Epic Hispanic Heritage Month Book Collection.

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Featured Books in the Patriot Library Collection...

NEWSLETTER FUN

MAKERSPACE - Latin Rhythms!!!

You can gather these materials at home to create these Latin culture instruments and JAM in your own home or in class. This instrument to the left is a guiro. Learn how to make your own at home.

Water Bottle Maraca

Create this easy craft by clicking on this link and make a Water Bottle Maraca!!

CAN YOU BEAT MY TIME SCORE OF 117 SECONDS?

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW & COMPLETE THE WORDSEARCH!

Enjoy this music from the movie, ENCANTO!

Starring the voices of John Leguizamo as Bruno and Olga Meredoz as Abuela Alma.
We Don't Talk About Bruno (From "Encanto"/Lyric Video)

About the Patriot Pride Library Staff

For further information, contact Ms. Jenkins-Jackson, School Library Media Specialist at njackson@twpunionschools.org.


To find these featured books and others, go to the checkout desk in our school library, the Patriot Pride Library Media Center. We'll be happy to help you.


Also, remember to visit our local library branches of the Union Public Library for other exciting books and dive deep into the Hispanic and Latinx culture.


THANK YOU!!


CREDITS:

Book covers courtesy of Amazon.com

Britannica LaunchPacks, Encyclopædia Britannica

DisneyMusicVEVO

Read Aloud courtesy of Storylineonline.com

Scholastic.com

Epic Books

ilovelibraries.org

KV Teach

Netflix Futures

TheWordSearch.com

Studiesweekly.com