School Assemblies in El Paso

My visit to Herrera Elementary in El Paso

I had a lovely time presenting to the dual language students at Herrera Elementary on October 15th.  The students were wonderful and I was received with unrivaled Texas hospitality!  

Thank you to the following students for the lovely cards:

Alessandra Moreno - I am glad the books make you laugh.

Ana Paula Munoz - I loved your school and sorry I did not bring live crickets!

Virginia Carrillo - Yes, they could call them "worm beans" however; since the larva is in a seed segment, they would have call it "larva seed."

Laila Gonzalez - When they prepare a skunk, they remove the scent gland so the meat is not smelly.  Probably takes like beef.

Sidhartha Giner - Dicen que la tarantula tiene el sabor de  cangrejo.

Femanda Chavez - Ojala comistes un grillo.

Gael YaHir Contreras - Hope you got your wish to see Mr. Reyes eat a cricket!

Jennifer Hernandez - Disfrute la visita.

Giovanni Alonzo - I am hoping you now know that there is a "larva" inside the seed segment.  Eating insects is not for everyone!

Isabella Rascon - I loved my visit with your school.

Victoria Gonzalez - I hope you were able to sample a cricket.

Vivian Carrillo - Crickets taste like the toasted sunflower seeds.  The trick to to make them crunchy.

Cinthya Ninez - Perhaps I will one day see your name on a book as the author!

Thelma - In some countries they eat grasshoppers, some crickets, some locust.  All have protein. 

San Diego AEYC Keynote - Big Hit!

"Thank you for sharing with us!  It was a wonderful Keynote!"

Carolyn Kori Sanders, San Diego AEYC

Over 100 educators of the San Diego Association for Education of Young Children gathered in Chula Vista, CA, October 11, 2014, for their Fall Conference featuring Keynote speaker, Ramona Moreno Winner, who presented on Planting Seeds of Acceptance.  

Participants participated in an activity on labeling and biases.

Afterwards, they were introduced to:

  • Dental hygiene in different cultures.
  • Sampled Miswak/Siwak - teeth cleaning tools.
  • The mystery behind Mexican Jumping Beans.
  • The Wooden Bowl - a lesson in respecting our elderly
  • Mental illness across cultures
  • Inspirational story on how to nurture  caring/open child.

We laughed, we cried, and we learned to appreciate the differences in each other.

For information on Ramona’s workshops visit