Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month will begin with reading several Biographies about hispanics that have contributed to the American culture. I will teach and have students make several crafts and writings. I will help students appreciate the beauty and the importance of diversity in our society. I will teach them some of the traditions and culture of some of the Spanish language countries and help them be sensitive to believes, language and customs of others.
- Crafts (placemats, latterns, pinanta, Frieda portrait, A replica of Diego Rivera's El Vendedor) Students will use paper bags to make crafts.
- Books that will be read Celia Cruz, Cesar Chavez, Frieda, etc..
- Kidspiration-Make a Web Inserting pictures, typing facts about Hispanic people we have learned about.
- Friday Merienda (Snack time) with Traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate and Empanadas made from pumpkin and listen to traditional Hispanic Music)
- I will post completed projects as they are completed.
- We will also conduct calendar in Spanish this week to learn vocabulary.
- Frieda by Jonah Winter
- Sip, Slurp. Soup, Soup, Caldo, Caldo, Caldo by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
- The Empanadas that Abuela Made by by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
- Playing Loteria by Rene Colato Lainez
- My Name is Gabriella (The life of Babriela Mistral) by Monica Brown
- Cesar Chavez
- Family Pictures by Carmen Lomas Garza
- Abuela by Arthur Dorros
- Dona Flor by Pat Mora (A Tall Tale About A Giant Woman With A Great Big Heart)
- My Name is Celia
Watch the Slide Show below.
Today, we created placemats with symbols that we have seen in our stories or have seen in person. Kids drew zarapes, cactus, maracas, flowers,pyramids, beads, mexican hats, etc. Thanks parents for the donated bags. Our placemats, will be used Friday for our merienda (snack time). We will decorate the tables with flowers, placemats and our lanterns. It should be fun! More to come!!!!!!!! Placemats were made from grocery bags and markers. It was a great way to show your creativity using markers and vibrant colors
Diego Rivera Art Work
Students learned that Diego Rivera was a famous Mexican Artist that was married to Frieda Kahlo. The students made a replica of his artwork. The students created patterns on the basket and practiced fine motor by cutting/paste/and coloring.