Hispanic Heritage Festival in Downtown Siler City

What: 3rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival at the 3rd Friday ArtWalk

When: Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: Downtown Siler City – Corner of Second and Chatham Ave., Siler City

Siler City, NC: In a community of approximately 50% Hispanic residents, September’s ArtWalk will be an exciting celebration of diversity. Members from the Hispanic Liaison, the Family Violence and Rape Crises Center, Child Care Networks and Communities in Schools are partnering with the NC Arts Incubator and Courtyard Coffee to showcase Hispanic art and culture during the September 19th ArtWalk in downtown Siler City.

The celebration will include the performance by the Salvadorian Duo Krisia Duran y Alexander Ernesto Molina, and other dancers will be there to surprise the audience too. There will be arts and crafts and live music. There will be a variety of Hispanic foods. There will also be cultural tables representing many nations in Central and South America, so visitors can stop by and have a glimpse of the overall richness of Latin America.

The NC Arts Incubator is proud to present a show by Jasmine Villabobos in the PAF Gallery. Jasmine is a tremendously gifted artist that maintains a studio at the Incubator. She is originally from Costa Rica and has honed an outstanding style for expressing her amazing gift. Jasmine paints predominately in coffee; the contrast she achieves through the use of a unique medium displays a dynamism that is rare in the art community.

Jon Spoon, Executive Director of the NC Arts Incubator said “We are excited to be putting on the Hispanic Heritage celebration in Siler City for the third year. The Hispanic community here has such a strong presence; this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the diverse and rich cultural makeup of Chatham County.”

Rachel Cone, Executive Director of the Hispanic Liaison in Siler City, added “We are happy to partner with other local organizations to host the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Art Walk. This is a fun event for Hispanics and non-Hispanics to come together for a celebration of Hispanic history and culture. We hope you will join us!”

La Fiesta del Pueblo in Raleigh


Sunday, September 21, 2014. Domingo, 21 de septiembre del 2014.

12-7 pm.

City Plaza, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

Rain or Shine. Con lluvia o sol.


La Fiesta del Pueblo celebrates Latino art and culture, informs participants about services and issues, and encourages participants to take action in the community. The event showcases popular and folk music and art, dance performances, educational booths, children’s activities, and food from different regions of Latin America. La Fiesta del Pueblo celebra el arte y la cultura latina, informa a los participantes acerca de los servicios y los problemas y anima a los participantes a tomar medidas en la comunidad. El evento exhibe música, arte, espectáculos de danza, ferias educativas, actividades para niños y comida de diferentes regiones de América Latina.

For ore information on this event click here: http://www.elpueblo.org/eng/la-fiesta-del-pueblo-2014

A Night of Celebrating Hispanic Heritage in Greensboro

September 5, 2014, 6-8pm the International Civil Rights Center & Museum as part of Greensboro’s First Friday will host “A Night of Celebrating Hispanic Heritage with Dance, Music, and Photography”. Mr. Alfonso Tobar will exhibit his photo project STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS – THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC.Followed by Ms. Emonie Whitley, of the Vinmark International Dance Academy, teaching dances within the Hispanic cultures. This is a FREE event and open to the public!

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
134 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Jisselle’s Class Wins Video Contest!

I am happy to announce that Jisselle Perdomo and her class won the Oxford Picture Dictionary “Tell The Story” video contest with more than 400 votes from viewers!! BRAVOOOOOOOO!!!!
She has been awarded a trip to TESOL Conference in Toronto, Canada, and her students have won many prizes for their great effort and participation.



She has been awarded a trip to TESOL Conference in Toronto, Canada, and her students have won many prizes for their great effort and participation.
I am soooooooo happy for her initiative, effort, and this deserving prize. Que orgullo! Thanks for your votes and support.

Click on the picture to watch the video again :)

OPD Video Contest 2014

Paragraphs about Our Homes

I have new house. My house is big. It has back yard and affront yard.
There are in a country club. There are a lot of plants and flowers.
There are a lot of houses in my neighborhood. I walk to the pool
because it is near. There is a nice house a cross my house.

By Basma :)

I have a new house. It is beautiful and big. I want to tell you I live in a very nice place. Although the town it is nice a nice place to live. It is a small place, but it is quiet. It has nothing to do with Virginia. I miss my fiends and family.

By Lilibeth :)

I live in Siler City. It is a small town, but it is nice. The people are fantastic. My neighborhood is friendly. I am happy in the new house. There’s a chatham county school nearby. It is marvelous!

By Fabiola :)



Letters of Excuse

                                                                               August 22, 2014
Dear Ms. Julia:
              I’m not coming at school today. I don’t feel well. I have a headache.
Maybe tomorrow I will be there. Excuse me please.
                                                                       Thank you,

                                                                                August 22, 2014
Dear Ms. Gia
I’m a student in Mrs. Julia’s class. I can’t go to class tomorrow. Please cancel my transportation.
                                                                     Thank you,



August 22, 2014.
Dear Ms. Julia,

I am sick and I can’t attend classes today. I have an appointment in the morning. Excuse me please.
Thank you,
Fabiola Palacios.

All About Me in Word Processor

Look what beginners have done at the computer lab today! :)

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Collaborative /Communicative Teacher’s Resource Books

The Basic Oxford Picture Dictionary Reproducible Activities

Activity Types
Focused Listening I
Focused Listening II
TPR Sequence
Information Exchange
Board Game
Language Experience Approach (LEA) Picture
Language Experience Approach (LEA) Project
Life Skills Reading
Narrative Reading

Side by Side Communication Games

Concentration Game
Information Gap
Board Game
Picture Differences
Listening Grid/Game
Group Discussion
Mystery Game
Pick a Card
Team Competition
Pantomime Game

Word by Word Communication Games

Information Gap
Board Games
Listening Game
Classroom Search
Word Clue Game
Pair Competition

Ventures Collaborative Activities

Conversation cards
Conversation Pairs
Collaborative Activity
Partner Dictation
Share Information
Student Interview
Jigsaw Reading
Role Play
Real-life Documents (Basic, 1, 2)

Future English for Results

Board game
Build a Sentence
Drawing Game
Find Someone Who
Give and Take Game
Information Gap
Matching Game
Miming Game
Picture Match
Picture-Based Story
Question and Answer Game