Cinco de mayo
5 de mayo is coming up on the first Friday of May. In Spanish class we are talking about 5 de mayo including why it is a holiday for many hispanics and how it is celebrated in Mexico and in many cities in the United States. You can review the following at home:
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated because the Mexican army beat France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. France was favored to win the battle because they had many more soldiers and much better equipment and clothing.
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Mexico but the largest celebrations take place in the United States in cities where there are large Mexican-American populations. The world’s largest celebration takes place in Los Angeles, California. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performers, Mexican food and drink, piñatas and street festivals. Mariachi bands like the one pictured below play traditional music. “The Mexican Hat Dance” also known as the “Jarabe Tapatio,” which is the national Mexi-can dance is typically danced during Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
If you have the chance bring your children to a 5 de mayo festival in your city!
Happy Mother's Day
In Spanish class we are learning a beautiful song to sing to mom on Mother's Day! See the lyrics below. Play the audio file to help you learn the lyrics with your child. Hopefully your child will sing the song to you!
the yard / the garden
We are learning vocabulary for the yard and garden. Click on the pictures below to see the words and pronunciation in Spanish. Practice them as a family at home. When you are outside in your yard, point to and name these items in Spanish!
Numbers 31-40 and 41-50
Play the audio files and practice saying the numbers!