About the Book

The Mirrors & Windows Homeschool Curriculum is here! It’s a 20-week learning experience meant to support all of us at home with our PreK and Kindergarteners. We know that having a plan and activities is necessary. We also know many are navigating this teaching and learning journey for the first time. We got you!

About the curriculum:

Each week is focused on a book. There’s reading, writing, science, math, art, music, and more. We also feature cultural exploration activities. There’s some social justice work, too, because you’re never too young to do the right thing! Additionally, the curriculum is flexible. It’s designed in a way that allows you to adjust it to make it work for your needs. We do offer some structures, for those that want it, but this is really about you and supporting you. Bring our classroom to your home!

Cover art: @sofahood

This is a digital (PDF) curriculum, available for download immediately upon purchase.

Here is a portion of the welcome page:

Here are some instructions on how to use the curriculum:

Here is an excerpt of one of the weeks based on the book Cool Cuts:

About the Author: Lorena Germán

Lorena is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic and raised in the U.S. She attended public schooling from first grade through high school. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English Communication from Emmanuel College and her Master of Arts in English from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. She is an advocate for the practice of a culturally sustaining pedagogical approach in education.

Lorena has been in the field of education, working in various settings, since 2001. Her extensive experience in a range of settings spanning from extracurricular youth work to community spaces to the traditional classroom equips her to offer sound advice as to strong teaching practices.

Lorena has held educational leadership positions at the department level, school-wide level, and in the larger district level from designing curriculum to strategizing for improvement. She is the Chair of the National Council of English Teacher’s Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English and she’s a co-founder of #DisruptTexts. Currently, she is Co-Founder and Academic Director at Multicultural Classroom.