Webinar–Read & Grow with Master Gardeners in Collaboration with Books Are GEMS
December 4, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 pm
This Month’s Story Time Book
Join us on December 4th when El Paso Master Gardener Keith Quinonez will read The Legend of the Poinsettia to his online audience (Zoom link is below). The book shares the Mexican legend of how the Christmas-blooming poinsettia came to be through a little girl’s unselfish gift to the Christ Child. Honor-winning author and illustrator Tomie dePaola’s infuses the story with his own special feeling for Christmas and the illustrations give an enchanting look at Lucida’s life in Mexico as she and the children prepare for Christmas.
Free Activity Resources and Book Raffle
Click the following links (in blue) to open the fun Activity Sheets related to The Legend of the Poinsettia: Matching Game and Word Search. The Activity Sheets can also be found at Books are GEMS.
Important: Stay to the end of the book reading to be eligible for a book raffle. Master Gardener Alison Wells will raffle off a new copy of The Legend of the Poinsettia to a lucky live listener!
Our Master Gardeners’ Read & Grow Dossier is still available. With it you can be a detective or a gumshoe in your own garden and keep track of your garden findings. To download a copy of the Master Gardeners’ Read & Grow Dossier for home printing, visit https://txmg.org/elpaso/master-gardeners-read-grow-dossier/