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Celebrando Los Días Festivales

Ashley Edberg, junior, takes a swing at a piñata during a cultural celebration in Spanish class while sophomore Blair Meyer looks on.

Breaking a piñata was only one of the ways Mrs. Bailey’s Spanish classes learned about Hispanic celebrations during December. They also celebrated with various types of Hispanic food. Students tried Mexican hot chocolate with a swirl of cinnamon, fried plátanos, bombones, galletas, pastelitos, guacamole, taquitos and of course, lots of tostaditas and salsa.

The Spanish 2 class researched different festivals and celebrations in Hispanic countries around the world. Working in pairs, they presented information they had researched to the rest of the class. Using Power Point and the SmartBoard to show actual pictures of the events helped students visually experience the celebrations. Some of the students taught a few steps of Samba and Flamenco to add to their presentation. Among the festivals presented were La tomatina, Cruces de mayo, El día de los inocentes and La feria de Pepe Romero in Spain; Carnaval in Argentina; La nochebuena and La posada in Mexico; and El día de los reyes in Puerto Rico.


Written by: Mrs. Janeva Bailey
Posted: Jan 03, 2011 by Ms. Paula White

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