School Assemblies by Ramona Moreno Winner

August 31, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Posted in Children's books, Cultural Diversity, Freaky Foods, School Assemblies, Science | Comments Off on School Assemblies by Ramona Moreno Winner
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Lucas and His Loco Beans

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Dynamic, Interactive school assemblies in English and Spanish

Mexican Jumping Beans!

  • Bilingual story of the Mexican Jumping Bean – Lucas and His Loco Beans

    Students hold Jumping Beans

    Students hold Jumping Beans

  • Life cycle of the Cydia deshaisiana – Mexican Jumping moth

  • On-screen presentation of natural environment of jumping beans – Alamos, Sonora, Mexico high desert region.

  • Students get to hold jumping beans to experience the twitching of the larva inside the seed segments.

Freaky Foods From Around the World

  • Bilingual story of foods from different cultures – Freaky Foods From Around the World – Platillos sorprendentes de todo el mundo

  • On-screen presentation showing animals and insects from different parts of the world that humans dine on.

    Teacher Eating Cricket

    Teacher Eating Cricket

  • Discussion on what one culture considers common and what another culture considers unusual.

  • Students/teachers are offered a snack of baked crickets.

Meet Core Curriculum Requirements for Science, Natural History, and Language Arts

Costs:  $300 per assembly – 200 student max per assembly.  If Ramona is already in the area, no travel or lodging fees are charged.

To schedule your school assemblies or for copies of Ramona’s books contact us at info@brainstorm3000.com

Professional Recommendations by School Administrators

– Mrs. Winner came to Hightower Elementary School, Plano, Texas and we had a fabulous time. The students thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Winner’s presentation, but I think their most favorite were the jumping beans and the freaky foods. Or perhaps it was watching their teachers eat a cricket, yummy. The students could not stop talking with excitement and had many questions afterwards. I appreciate Mrs. Winner’s taking the time to answer students questions and bringing such excitement and encouragement for writing to our students.

Stacy Lambert, Librarian, Stacy.lambert@pisd.edu, Plano, TX

– The students at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary are “locos” about Mrs. Ramona Winner! Mrs. Winner’s interactive and hands-on presentation was both entertaining and educational. The students were fascinated with the Mexican Jumping Bean and eager to learn about its life cycle. We thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Winner’s visit and her tasty cricket treats were a big hit!  Thank you for sharing your love of reading and writing with our students. I know your visit inspired our young writers to become future authors.

Sandra M Aguirre, saguirre@sisd.net, El Paso, TX

– Ramona Winner provides engaging, innovative presentations that include science concepts, humor, and are fast paced and hands-on! Our students and teachers are still talking about how wonderful the assemblies were! Book this author and motivating presenter for your school today!

Patricia Peinado @vtusd.k12.ca.us, E.L. Foster Elementary, Ventura, CA

–  I expected a good presentation, we got a GREAT presentation!  The cultural component was exceptional.

Lee Warner, Principal, Lincoln Elementary, Ventura, CA 805/641-5438.

–  Ramona Moreno Winner is truly a winner!  She is an author with more than one talent.  She not only is well written but is also well spoken in a manner that can engage children of many ages.  Ramona’s books are well written and provide an avenue for many teaching opportunities.  The bilingual text expands the usability of the books to Spanish/bilingual programs.  Her creative stories with details and factual text along with a slide show of the books’ origins provide a connection to many fiction and non-fiction opportunities.  We thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Winner’s visit.  A word of warning:  she may convince you to eat a cricket!!!  I did and lived to write about it!

Carol Stanford, Gladys F. Polk Elementary, Freeport, TX, Information Science Specialist  @ Cstanford@Brazosportisd.net 979/730-7200

– Our students and parents really enjoyed Senora Winner at our Parent night. She read, discussed her stories and passed out jumping beans for everyone to hold. She also gave us delicious crunchy bugs to eat; the students thought that was Awesome!

Pam deFiebre, Teacher Librarian, Barnes Elementary School, Beaverton, OR 503/672-3500

 

Jumping Beans at Burbank Airport

August 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Jumping Beans not only for Children!

Traveling Customers stopped by to purchase their copies of Lucas and His Loco Beans at the Bob Hope International Airport in Burbank, CA on August 19, 2012

Adults too are fascinated by the moving seed segments that will eventually produce small gray moths (Laspeyresia saltitans).

Lucas and His Loco Beans, an award winning bilingual tale of the Mexican jumping beans, is about a boy who visits his Abuelo over the summer and learns all about the jumping beans his grandfather played with as a child.  The cuento is in rhyme with Spanish words interwoven into the text.  The book offers the full biology of the jumping beans and flip-book illustrations showing the moth emerging from the seed.

Fun & Educational

Bob Hope Int’l Airport, Burbank, CA

 As you travel throughout the United States, you may encounter this book at a Paradies Shops Store in your airport.

For more information or to order a copy of Lucas and His Loco Beans, contact us at info@brainstorm3000.com

Award Winning Author visits Burbank Airport

October 5, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Posted in Children's books | Leave a comment
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Autographing Books at Bob Hope Burbank Airport

This past Sunday, October 3, 2010 I had the opportunity to visit The Bob Hope Burbank Airport’s CNBC News store, one of The Paradies Shops airport stores where I signed books for customers between flights.

Who would have thought Mexican Jumping Beans and my book Lucas and His Loco Beans would be such a hit!  People, young and old were enthralled to hear about what makes a jumping bean jump.

Among those shopping for a special gift was a fifth grade elementary school teacher from Northern California who was interested in purchasing a copy of Lucas and His Loco Beans for a daughter-in-law teaching a dual language first grade class.  When she found that the book offered a section on the biology of the jumping beans, she bought one for herself as well.

One of my customers was wanting something special for Christmas and was thrilled to learn that if she put the jumping beans in her refrigerator crisper, they would hibernate and would be fresh when she removed them, wrapped them, and tucked them under the tree.  From personal experience, small children go wild when they hear the jumping beans clicking under the tree!

Lucas and His Loco Beans can be found at The Paradies Shops in the following airports:

Boise, ID; Burbank, CA; Dallas, TX;  Houston, TX;  Long Beach, CA; Midland, TX;  Palm Springs, CA; Phoenix, AZ;  Portland, OR; Reno, NV;  Sacramento, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  Santa Ana, CA;  Sacramento, CA;  Spokane, WA;  Tucson, AZ

If you find yourself passing through any of these airports, don’t miss out on purchasing a book and beans for someone special in your life.

The retail price of the book is $15.95 and jumping beans $3.95.

ISBN:  9780965117418

For more of my titles visit: Website

Book Awards:  2003 IPPY and 2002 Latino Book Award Winner!

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