I will use the activities to support my read aloud of the book, Let Me Help / Quiero Ayudar by Alma Flor Ada.
On Day 1: I plan to use the book to get to know the students better. I plan to do this by reading the first half of the book, exploring how the family in the story celebrates Cinco de Mayo, and discussing holidays the students celebrate and how they celebrate holidays. Their writing activity will be to retell how Perico helps with Cinco de Mayo.
On Day 2: I will get to know the students talents by reading the second half of the book, discussing how Perico helps his family, and discussing how students can help their families. Their writing activity will be to share how they are going to help in the classroom. (I'm hoping for responses like follow rules and do my work - fingers crossed!)