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Mexican Loteria

I'm Elisa Ruiz a student from a Mexican high school and my teacher is Mary Elaine Meagher. I'm interested in designing a folk game for your students. The game that I choose is called lotto in English and "loteria" in Spanish. I've got 20 pictures of Mexican birds I'm learning how say their names in English. In Mexico we play lotto like this:
There are six lotto cards with nine squares each, every square will have a picture of a Mexican bird for example, Flamingo, Hawk or Eagle. Each player has a lotto card. Another child is the caller. He has a pack of 20 separate cards: one of each bird. This person calls the names of the birds one by one to see if the others players have this bird on their lotto card When the player has that bird on their lotto card, we put a Mexican bean on that square. You could use a small coin or grain of rice or anything else. When you complete every square you win and shout lotto.
Soon I'm going to send you 6 lotto squares and 20 separate cards of Mexican birds in jpg format. I'll send them as an attachment. We hope your students enjoy this fun folk game.
 


Elisa Ruiz
Escuela Nacional Preparatoria No. 6 "Antonio Casio", Mexico City
Teacher coordinator: Meagher Sebesta Mary Elaine

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