As a home-schooling mom I’m always keeping my eyes open for books that will keep my kiddos interested while teaching them worthwhile facts and knowledge. Sometimes, I’m fortunate enough to simply stumble upon them via other mom’s who’re giving their home-school books away for free! Such was the case in my discovery of the “Look What Came From” book series by Miles Harvey.
These are easy books to build a week’s worth (or more) of activities and curriculum around!
This past week my kids and I took our cues from the
Look What Came from Mexico (English and Spanish Edition)
We watched Mariachi Bands perform via YouTube; and, the “Gypsy Kings” filled our home via C.D.
*Note: I realize the “Gypsy Kings” are a group made up of men
with Spanish ancestry traced to the Northern regions of Spain;
however, it’s the various sounds of the Spanish language,
both spoken and sung,
I chose to integrate within our home study of Mexico.
the Spaniards did rule over Mexico for three centuries until the year of 1821.
(See how easy it is to tie history into your lesson planning too?)
One great thing about home-schooling is our ability, as parents, to learn (or re-learn) truths. For instance, did you know Chia Pets were first made in Mexico? Me either; but, it's true!
I’m in process of buying all 4 of my kiddos 1 each; and, will be purchasing a number 7 pinata for my youngest’s son’s upcoming birthday!
Then, there’s the menu. Who doesn’t like taco’s?
Tacos, just like home-schooling, can be as complicated or uncomplicated as you wish! For our taco night, this past week, I chose to use shredded lettuce, baby sweet peppers, tomatoes (on the vine), slices of boiled eggs, sweet onion, guacamole, shredded cheese, taco sauce (La Victoria Red, Mild),
all mixed within hard taco shells with beef that had been seasoned with taco seasoning.
My “trick” to the trade has to do with how small I cut up the ingredients
and the left-overs are perfect for taco salad’s and omelets! Mouth-watering goodness, that keeps one’s palette entertained and belly well fed, what could be better? Yum!
Join me in saying, “Viva Mexico!” There’s been many a thing made within that country that’s very good; and, I personally, wouldn’t want to live without. What’s a favorite memory, or item, that has Mexican roots for you? Comment below: