Tomasito’s Mother Comes to School / La mamá de Tomasito visita la escuela

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When his Spanish-speaking mother makes an unexpected visit to his classroom, second-grader Tomasito is angry and embarrassed, but he soon discovers that his mother and teacher want to get to know each other better in order to help him learn.

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This story was developed at Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP), at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and originally hosted on their website. (HFRP is now Global Family Research Project.)