Monday September 16th was Mexican Independence Day, and since this school serves a very large amount of this population, what better way to celebrate the kick off of Hispanic Heritage Month, than with a lesson about Mexico’s Independence from Spain! Students were able to learn about their ancestry and for others to learn about other cultures.
First we watched a video about the history and celebration of Mexico.
And then we started on our projects!
Kindergarten and 1st grade made Aztec rugs. This project reinforced our previous project on lines, taught them how to use hole punchers, and they practiced tying.
Grades 2-4th painted Sombreros using both acrylic and tempra paint also review the line project and adding a new element of color with the paint and adorning their sombreros with colored yarn, pom poms and sequins.