Thursday, March 4, 2021

International Read to Me Day - March 19

We know how important reading is for children’s intellectual and social development. March 19th is READ TO ME! DAY to celebrate and support the reading process. We can all help children with their reading and the idea of marking one special day when we do that is just one part of a much bigger strategy.

This is an initiative by Award Winning Author, Publisher, Founder of Boogie Books and Public Speaker, Emma Mactaggart. "We can all help children with their reading and the idea of marking one special day when we do that is just one part of a much bigger strategy," Mrs. Mactaggart said.

How to get involved?
1. Become an ambassador: find and support readers to do a Facebook Live reading on 19 March.
2. Sign up as a reader: read a book on your own or with some young people in a Facebook Live video.
3. Join in on the public Facebook group to watch the live video readings: Families around the world are invited to join in to listen to stories being read aloud from authors, writers, educators, and literacy advocates 24/7.

For more information, please visit: https://www.readtomeday.com/

According to the founders, by including team members from around the world, International Read to Me! Day, aims to begin and then continue a conversation which reveals the barriers to reading which are faced in different countries and communities. Some of these are a lack of resources, time-poor caregivers, inadequate educational support or geographic isolation, and an insufficient amount of literature in a child’s native language.

Through the use of social media on a global scale, International Read to Me! Day brings attention to the need and welcomes the involvement of those who wish to provide a solution.

I am so excited to be part of this project as USA Ambassador. I will read amazing books from award winning authors on Facebook Live on March 19th by Sherrill S. Cannon, Janet Balletta, Tere Rodriguez-Nora ... and More authors coming soon! #LuzDelMes https://m.facebook.com/groups/994793700993480/permalink/1102005293605653/


                     Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI Delegate
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.

FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

World Writers Day: March 3er

Tribute to Haiga & Haiku

Illustrations have been a great way of communication between people for many ages. For Haikuist is an honor to have an artists turn their words into Haiga. A milenial technique to retell the poem adding a unique creative power with arts.
The beginning of March is filled with Reading and Writing events. World Writers Day has been celebrated annually on March 3er since 1986, when it was established by the International Congress of PEN Club. 
Today’s inspiring collection by Professor Masashi Nakamura and collaborators around the world is devoted to the theme of creative illustrations for a variety of stories.
                  Happy Writer World Day!

FREE POEMS www.luzdelmes.com

Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI Delegate
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.

FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Read Across America on Dr. Seuss’s Birthday


My passion for English Children’s Literature started with Dr. Seuss Books. His rhyming style helped me not only memorize words, but also increased my vocabulary. Read Across America is a reading awareness program created to encourage children to celebrate reading on March 2nd in memory of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. This year will be a little bit different, but LET'S KEEP READING!

My favorite activities to celebrate Read Across America before COVID-19 were:
Create a Classroom Library 

1.  Make a Dr. Seuss cozy Corner.
     2. Talk about the stories with your students.
     3. Don't ask questions. Make it a fun day. 

    Visit the Library on Read Across America:

     1. Plan with the librarian for a special visit and activity.
     2. Have a Read Aloud time.
     3. Give a small prize, like a sticker or pencil, after reading. 

Make Green Eggs and Ham

1. Read Green Eggs and Ham.
2. Plan with the Cafeteria to have Green Eggs and Ham.
3. Bring or make Green Eggs and Ham in the classroom.

    

Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI Delegate
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.

FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Monday, March 1, 2021

Welcome March - Bienvenido Marzo

Reflections by Maritza Martínez Mejía

March is here and spring season near with beautiful flowers, but intense showers. Along with my Christians friends, we are preparing for Easter with the Lenten Season. This time is the opportunity to renew our faith by giving, praying and fasting. Never is too late to celebrate a special and blessed Holy Week.
I wish you all a productive Lent and a Happy Spring!
                         


Marzo está aquí y la primavera se acerca con sus bellas flores, pero intensas lluvias. Junto con mis amigos/as Cristianos/as es otra historia; nos estamos preparando para la Pascua con el tiempo de Cuaresma. Este tiempo es una oportunidad para renovar nuestra fe a través del dar, orar y ayunar. Nunca es tarde para celebrar una especial y bendecida Semana Santa.
¡Les deseo a todos/as una productiva Cuaresma y una Alegre Primavera!

POEMAS GRATIS EN www.luzdelmes.com


                                       Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher

Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI Delegate
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Foreign Language Week: March 7-13

What is National Foreign Language Week?

It is a celebration of World Languages and the importantce and benefits of being multililngual. National Foreign Language Week (NFLW) was inaugurated in the Spring of 1957 by Sister Eloise Therese, the National President of Alpha Mu Gamma from 1956 to 1960. It is celebrated from March 7th to March 13th, 2021.

March is dedicated to Foreign Language Month. 
Sister Eloise realized that such a week had never been officially celebrated in the United States as a whole, although foreign language had receive recognition by different educational institutions at various periods of the academic year.

For more information visit: 
¿Qué es la semana de la lengua extranjera? Es una celebración de la lengua extranjera y los beneficios de ser Bilingüe. La Semana Nacional de la Lengua Extranjera fue inaugurada en la primavera de 1957 por la hermana Eloise Therese, presidenta nacional de Alpha Mu Gamma de 1956 a 1960. Se celebra de Marzo 7 al 13, 2021.

El mes del idioma extranjero es Marzo.
La hermana Eloise  se dio cuenta que nunca se había celebrado oficialmente una semana así en todo el territorio de los Estados Unidos, aunque la lengua extranjera había recibido el reconocimiento de diferentes instituciones educativas en diversos períodos académicos.

Para mayor información visitar: 

POEMAS GRATIS EN www.luzdelmes.com

Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI Delegate
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.

FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

Sunday, February 28, 2021

International Women's Day ~ Día Internacional de la Mujer

March 8th is International Women's Day and it can means different things. For some, it's a day to celebrate, for others it's a call to action, a day of activism for the struggle for equality. No matter the objective, International Women's Day is the perfect moment to recognize and value the effort of women in society, family, church and work.


My favorite reading for Women's Day is For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story written by Rebecca Langston-George and illustrated by Janna Bock. The words and illustrations work together in harmony to tell the story of a young teenage girl whose courage has become legendary. 

One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen 
can change the world. ” 
-Malala Yousafzai-

Happy International Women’s Day!

Día Internacional de la Mujer
El 8 de marzo es el Día Internacional de la mujer y puede tener  diversos significados. Para algunos, es un día para celebrar, para otros es un llamado a la acción, es un día para el activismo por la lucha por la igualdad. No importa el objetivo, el día internacional de la mujer es el momento perfecto para reconocer y valorar el esfuerzo de las mujeres en la sociedad, familia, iglesia y trabajo. Yo lo celebro, como escritora, promoviendo la literatura bilingüe. 


Celebro el día de la Mujer con LuzDelMes

 "Un niño, un maestro, un libro y un bolígrafo pueden cambiar el mundo."  ~Malala Yousafzai ~

  ¡Feliz Día Internacional de la Mujer!

POEMAS GRATIS EN www.luzdelmes.com

                                          Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI Delegate
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.

FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk