Lower Elementary students created different projects in observance of Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla which took place on May 5, 1862. This holiday is not to be confused with the Mexican Independence Day on September 16.
First grade students made Mexican Paper Flowers with colored tissue paper. Second grade students worked on a Mexican Metal Tooling project based on the Mexican Tooling art form, and third grade students painted wooden spoons.
Middle School Spanish students have also been working on projects! Seventh grade students made “Ojo de dios” which is Spanish for Eye of God. It is a weaving made across two or more sticks. It is thought to have originated with the Huichol Indians of Jalisco, Mexico.
Eighth grade students worked on their culminating Piñata project for the last few weeks of Spanish. This project consisted of several steps. First, they paper machéd their balloons. Then, they cut their paper strips and glued them onto their paper maché balloons and voilà…a Piñata! The students are very proud of their “Hot Air Balloon Piñata”!