Hey Janine - When I taught Spanish, my students LOVED learning about and making the God's Eye . . . .maybe you're already doing that? We also did a recipe swap and ended up with some yummy new concoctions to try. If you want to infuse some culture through literature, you might want them to read Armando and the Blue Tarp School by Fine and Josephson or The Fiesta Dress by Caren McCormack.You could invite a mariachi band to play (though that might be kind of costly) or teach some flamenco dance moves. We've also taught little songs that might be comparable to our Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes: Luna Lunera, De Colores, Cinco Lobitos, Arroz con leche. Diviertanse! BarbaraThe Corner On Character
Barbara is always full of great ideas! Thanks for sharing! Also, Ana from TBA and Ingles360 is hosting a Hispanic Heritage week on TBA from October 10-14. You'll get lots more ideas then, too.
I had a Dia de los muertos celebration with my Spanish language class one year, and they really enjoyed that. We read about the holiday, made crafts, and I decorated the classroom. Let us know what you end up doing!
We share recipes from different countries and legends as well, besides holding a Multicultural Fair on a Saturday where all the groups in school have a stand with info from different countries and samples of their food, traditions, costums, and anything that represents a particular country...for us Spanish speaking country it is all about learning about cultures from all around the world...that is what we celebrate every October 12 Dia del Encuentro de Culturas