Home


eLibrary


Store

Log In
Email:
Password:

Forgot password?
Click here

Sign up
Subscribe to Newsletter
Email:  

3527 Mt. Diablo Blvd. #268
Lafayette, CA 94549
510.635.8033
Fax 866.383.4570
info@my-ecoach.com

Contact Us


Partners:













You are here arrow Home arrow eLibrary



Add to My LockerBook
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

• Click here to purchase this book
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.


"My eCoach provides me with lots of great tools which I can use as part of my new teacher training program. Information can be found all in one place and accessed from anywhere! Using our Team Page, I quickly post program updates. With the Universal Builder, I've created a web site for everyone's common questions. I've learned a great deal about my teachers and their practice through our Forum, and my teachers have been able to network and share their terrific teaching ideas. My team coaches and I are able to provide timely feedback for our new teachers' learning plans--no more NCR forms!

My eCoach provides increased opportunities for communication, quick access to customized online resources, and the ability to collect program data and improve accountability."


pictureShirley Clem
BTSA Induction/New Teacher Support Coordinator
Alameda Unified School District - Alameda, CA






My eCoach® 1999-2014, all rights reserved
Division of Computer Strategies, LLC
Terms of Use • Privacy Policy • Contact Us • Get Firefox • Site Map
About • Examples • News • Membership • eCoaching • FAQ • Tell a Friend • Contribute