A Celebration of Spanish Culture

First-graders at Reinhard celebrated the colorful Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo on May 4-6.

In preparation for the event, the students constructed and painted serapes, a Latin American shawl, out of paper bags. Rotating through four stations, they honed their Spanish-speaking skills while playing bingo and singing various songs, created Mexican flags, read about what it’s like to attend school in Mexico City and enjoyed chips and salsa.

Foreign language teacher Lisa Goldberg organized the annual event and explained that the Cinco de Mayo fiesta was not only a way to strengthen the students’ knowledge of the Spanish language, but to also celebrate this vibrant culture.