Day 1 – Justice Sonia Sotomayor and more

12 Jul

Every camp is different and this is no exception. Excuse me, but I am the most proficient Spanish speaker here as of now. And that’s not because daily Duolingo plus tutoring has made me very good.  Sister Fifi asked the girls to cooperate and help.  They really srepped up today. Jeane, a real bilingual speaker,  will join Tuesday.

Our Woman of Faith

Four girls took turns reading a children’s book about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  She was born into poverty, only spoke Spanish in kindergarten, had diabetes (which could not be managed easily in those days. She learned to give Bertram shots.). Despite these and more obstacles, she grew to be a Supreme Court Justice. Her mom worked 2 jobs to put her and her brother through Catholic school.  She always made the most of opportunities presented to her.  Side bite: the audio version of her Sotomayor is excellent.  Rita Moreno reads it.  Here were two of our readers.


For math we broke into two groups instead of four, then gave out appropriate coloring worksheets.  They happily went about adding, multiplying, and coloring!


For four groups, four travelers each had an English/Spanish children’s book. They read the story in Spanish, then we went pahe by page and read in English.  Each age-group were game for this activity.  They were proud to share the phrases they learned with Sister Carmen at our evening circle. 


Here’s the craft. The older girls helped The youngers one they were done.


One Response to “Day 1 – Justice Sonia Sotomayor and more”

  1. Sue Kellett July 12, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

    Amazing accomplishments and curriculum!!! I’ve been on your shoes Ann! Keep up the good work! They can understand you more than you realize!

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