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Nine Days to Christmas

By Marie Hall Ets
Young Ceci is old enough to have her first posada, a special party given on one of the nine nights before Christmas. She chooses a beautiful star-shaped pinata for the party but is saddened when it comes time to break it. When the pinata is broken, a star from the sky speaks to Ceci. (Keywords: Celebration, Christmas, Family, Pinata, holidays)

ISBN# 0140544429
Published by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers in 1991

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):2, 3
Curriculum Areas:Reading
History/Social Science
English/Language Arts
Themes/Keywords: celebration
Christmas
family


Vocabulary
posada, market, pinata, tortillas, patio, Mass, guests, procession


Discussion Question(s)
1. How is Ceci's party like and unlike parties you have been to?
2. What did you learn about Mexico from the story?

Extension and Activities
1. Research where pinatas came from and why they were made. Learn how to make a pinata with paper mache.
2. Learn how other cultures celebrate the holiday season. Note similarities and differences.
3. Have a posada in your classroom. Have students budget for the party, create invitations, make decorations, bring Mexican dishes, and buy a pinata.


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