Not that I am counting…
I have another new Milagro design up at CafePress. It’s called La Sirena. I happen to have an image of La Sirena (The Mermaid) of the Loteria deck that has a shell bra on – just to keep it family friendly. I worked hard to use a different color paletta for this design and to keep up a nautical/Latino them. That is why there are milagros and fish and shells! I like it a lot! I plan on ordering something at the beginning of next month.
This week, I am listening to a book on CD. I am a huge fan of Nancy Farmer’s book, House of the Scorpion – I must have listened to it about 20 times. Mainly, this is because I taught it as part of my ESOL reading curriculum. It is a book that touches many levels – the reading level is supposed to be 6th grade, but the variety of themes and concepts that she touches on is vast. I usually create a bulletin board with everything from cloning to opium production to soccer houligans to the Virgin of Guadalupe and more. Still, for my Latino students that are unmotivated readers, there is a lot of information that they can recognize from their culture. I love that book!
My husband asked if I had read any of Nancy Farmer’s other books, and I have to say that I haven’t. So that is why I am currently listening to The Sea of Trolls. It is epic – it took me a while to get into it, but I like it. I just found out that there is a sequel, so I will read that next. Then I want to move on to The Chronicles of Narnia!