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Armando and the Blue Tarp School Armando S Family Lives On Things They Can Use, Recycle, And Sell From The City Trash Dump Armando Works With His Father To Help Support The Family, But He Also Finds Things For Himself Pencil Stubs, A Notebook, And An Old Paint Set With Which To Write And Paint One Summer Senor David Arrives And Begins Teaching School On A Blue Tarp Spread On The Ground Armando S Parents Finally Decide That Learning May Help Him Find Different Work When He Grows Up, So He Begins Attending The Blue Tarp School The Children Learn To Read And Write In Spanish And English They Learn Math And They Draw, Much To Armando S Delight When A Fire In The Colonia Burns Down Several Homes, It Is Armando S Picture Of The Fiery Night Plays A Key Role In Building A Real School The Story Is Inspired By The Work Of David Lynch, A Teacher From New York Who First Began Working In A Colonia In Mexico In The Early S


10 thoughts on “Armando and the Blue Tarp School

  1. says:

    Armando and the Blue Tarp School is a realistic fiction book based on David Lynch, an American special education teacher who volunteered to teach children in Tijuana, Mexico Armando and his family are trash pickers they recycle and sell items that they scavenge His family does not have to travel far because there is a dump in their colonia, which is located in Tijuana, Mexico Se or David sets up his blue tarp in Armando s colonia to teach children how to read and write in Spanish and English Armando and the Blue Tarp School is a realistic fiction book based on David Lynch, an American special education teacher who volunteered to teach children in Tijuana, Mexico Armando and his family are trash pickers they recycle and sell items that they scavenge His family does not have to travel far because there is a dump in their colonia, which is located in Tijuana, Mexico Se or David sets up his blue tarp in Armando s colonia to teach children how to read and write in Spanish and English Despite the fact that Armando wants nothingthan to learn, his father reminds him that he must help support the family and forbids him to go to school because he must work as a trash picker While picking trash, Armando collects a notebook and paint set and keeps it for himself In the evenings, his friend, Isabella, teaches Armando new words that she has learned from Se or David Eventually, Armando s father gives him permission to leave work early, hoping that Armando may find better work in the future by going to school One night, a massive fire destroys many homes, including Armando s When newspaper reporters came to the colonia to document the effects of the fire, a journalist asks for one of Armando s paintings that depicted the fire Armando is surprised to discover that the journalist had published his painting on the front cover of the newspaper Consequently, a woman who sees Armando s painting decides to sponsor the construction of a school in the colonia As Armando s family builds a new house, an actual school is also built in the colonia Although the authors are not Hispanic,they nonetheless met David Lynch and portrayed his experiences as accurately as possible Hern n Sosa, the illustrator, was born in Argentina and raised in Paraguay, so he is Hispanic Armando and the Blue Tarp School is appropriate for children ages five through nine Hernan Sosa s vibrant ink and watercolor illustrations accurately portray life in a Mexican colonia, capturing the attention of young readers Although there is a Spanish glossary in the back of the book, it is not needed because Spanish words are followed by the same word in English Young readers can easily understand the storyline with the book s short sentences and vivid illustrations Good characters reflect a variety of backgrounds because Se or David is an American and the people in the colonia are Mexican Rather than oversimplifying Armando s life, the authors expose children to the difficult living conditions of individuals in poverty Armando cannot go to school because he must help support his family, there are no physical school buildings, and his family must pick through trash in order to get the things they need Thus, this book is great for a read aloud teachers may emphasize the importance of school and provide motivation for the students who take learning for granted Reading this book may ignite a discussion about humanitarianism because the example of Se or David teaches children that one person may have a huge impact on a community or another person s life Additionally, Armando and the Blue Tarp school causes children to realize that learning does not only take place in school but that it may take place anywhere, including a blue tarp on the ground


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    Armando and his family live by a huge dump and spend their days sorting through trash, looking for things they can sell or use They are pepenadores, trash pickers When Senor David comes and makes a school for the pepenadores children on a big blue tarp spread on the ground, Armando s father doesn t want the boy to go Armando needs to pick trash to help support his family Ultimately Armando s parents change their minds and decide he can attend the blue tarp school in the afternoons after spen Armando and his family live by a huge dump and spend their days sorting through trash, looking for things they can sell or use They are pepenadores, trash pickers When Senor David comes and makes a school for the pepenadores children on a big blue tarp spread on the ground, Armando s father doesn t want the boy to go Armando needs to pick trash to help support his family Ultimately Armando s parents change their minds and decide he can attend the blue tarp school in the afternoons after spending the morning picking trash and the boy is overjoyed to be able to learn to read, to write, and to draw and paint Finally, a tragedy ends with the blue tarp school receiving an unheard of gift, an actual building for the school.Based on the true story of David Lynch who started the blue tarp school at the Tijuana dump one summer He came back again and again and finally stayed for the next 27 years, convinced that education would change the children s futures


  3. says:

    I had no idea about the pepenadores trash pickers in Mexico before this book The life that Armando and many others is living is unimaginable to those of us in many parts of the US This was a really touching account of one boy s determination to receive an education and a man s determination to make sure children received that education I was so glad for the author s note at the end to tell the story a bitit s very powerful Definitely read this with your little one, my friends.


  4. says:

    Interesting I liked the information in the back, especially.


  5. says:

    This book is wonderfully written and illustrated and shows the school life of kids in Mexicokrb 7 10 17


  6. says:

    This is a non fiction story The story is a really good I know that children would definitely be excited to read this book This book teach children words in Spanish I love the opportunity for the children learn how to speak in Spanish While being able to relate to the main characters situation This is definitely a good read for a classroom The illustrations were nice But, the children wouldn t be able to predict the stories, while just looking at the pictures I did like the story also of This is a non fiction story The story is a really good I know that children would definitely be excited to read this book This book teach children words in Spanish I love the opportunity for the children learn how to speak in Spanish While being able to relate to the main characters situation This is definitely a good read for a classroom The illustrations were nice But, the children wouldn t be able to predict the stories, while just looking at the pictures I did like the story also of how the teacher gave back to the community The tarp school The author teaches that school can be anywhere


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    Armando wants to go to school, but his family needs him to go with his father to work picking trash at the nearby garbage dump When a teacher comes to his small villiage, he creates a school without walls on his big blue tarp Armando convinces his family to let him dream about a future beyond his family s expectations and learn from the visiting teacher Armando s artwork depicting a recent fire that wiped out his small village gets chosen to be on the cover of a newspaper and brings attention Armando wants to go to school, but his family needs him to go with his father to work picking trash at the nearby garbage dump When a teacher comes to his small villiage, he creates a school without walls on his big blue tarp Armando convinces his family to let him dream about a future beyond his family s expectations and learn from the visiting teacher Armando s artwork depicting a recent fire that wiped out his small village gets chosen to be on the cover of a newspaper and brings attention to his village s need for a new school A philantropist donates money and the people of the village build a schoolhouse for all the children who used to sit on the blue tarp imagining what might be I liked this book because students with empoverished backgrounds could see themselves in literature and feel hopeful about the power of education, talent, and resilience It was evenuplifting to learn at the end that the story is based on real people working together in the spirit of community


  8. says:

    This book is about a boy named Armando He lives in a poor neighborhood and spends his days searching through trash in dumps, searching for objects that his family can use or sell He meets a teacher named Senor David who invites him to join his class His Papa gives him permission to be able to pursue an education Senor David teaches Armando and other children in the village English under a blue tarp I loved this story because it gave a hopeful outlook for children living in poverty It also This book is about a boy named Armando He lives in a poor neighborhood and spends his days searching through trash in dumps, searching for objects that his family can use or sell He meets a teacher named Senor David who invites him to join his class His Papa gives him permission to be able to pursue an education Senor David teaches Armando and other children in the village English under a blue tarp I loved this story because it gave a hopeful outlook for children living in poverty It also hits home at the reason why I want to be a teacher to change the lives of others in a positive way It was very interesting to learn that this book was based on true events by the author David Lynch, who taught in poor neighborhoods in Tijuana, Mexico I was drawn to this story because it reminded me of the country Morocco


  9. says:

    This is my third Multicultural picture book Armando and the Blue Tarp School by Edith Hope Fine is an amazing book that teaches children about people around them Edith Hope Fine did a wonderful job sharing Armando s story with her readers who will enjoy the book from cover to cover Armando is a boy who lives with his family on the dump His father and his father work together to support family, but at the same time Armando loves school and wants to learn new things Armando s mom and dad de This is my third Multicultural picture book Armando and the Blue Tarp School by Edith Hope Fine is an amazing book that teaches children about people around them Edith Hope Fine did a wonderful job sharing Armando s story with her readers who will enjoy the book from cover to cover Armando is a boy who lives with his family on the dump His father and his father work together to support family, but at the same time Armando loves school and wants to learn new things Armando s mom and dad decide that they want Armando to go to school and learn things from his teacher on Blue Tarp His school did not have a walls and a chalkboard like others because their teacher would bring this blue tarp and all kids from gather from the area to learn new information


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    Armando and the Blue Tarp School is about a young boy and his family who collects trash to earn a living Despite needing Armando to make money for his family, they have decided to send him to a school on a blue tarp in their colonia Armando is excited to learn to read, write, and have the opportunity to draw Unfortunately a fire destroys buildings in their community and Armando becomes a hero He draws a picture of the fire that causes a woman to donate money for an actual school to be built Armando and the Blue Tarp School is about a young boy and his family who collects trash to earn a living Despite needing Armando to make money for his family, they have decided to send him to a school on a blue tarp in their colonia Armando is excited to learn to read, write, and have the opportunity to draw Unfortunately a fire destroys buildings in their community and Armando becomes a hero He draws a picture of the fire that causes a woman to donate money for an actual school to be built for the children This books helps children understand the decisions that must be made by families when it come to making a living and education Students can also feel empowered that even as a young person they can make a difference in their community in their unique ways