Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

Class watching a video on Mexican Independence Day

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.

El Bulletin Board

El Bulletin Board


El Bulletin Board



About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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