Saturday, April 27, 2013

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo!  Yes, it's partly my love of all Mexican yummies that make me love teaching about Cinco de Mayo but I also think it's a very festive holiday.  It's definitely one the kids get into.  It's even easier to teach now...with my 22 page Cinco de Mayo unit!

If you're not fluent in Spanish, don't worry, you don't need to be!  Especially in the lower grades, a basic intro to Spanish is enough to make them think they're bilingual.  ;)  My Cinco de Mayo unit introduces animals, body parts, colors, family members and numbers.  There are recipe cards, coloring pages, a fun hat to make {of course!} and even an easy reader to put together and color.  Here's a freebie download for you as well!

For a hands on idea, I always like to make salsa and guacamole right in my classroom with my students.  If you use a blender it is super simple.  Here's a tip: if you make the salsa first, just leave a little bit of it in the blender, add the avocados and the guacamole is done!  I guarantee you, if the kids get to help make it, they'll want to eat it.  {kid friendly recipes included in the unit}  And if you decide to cook while wearing a festive sombrero, even better!

While you're busy blog stalking & pinning festive Cinco de Mayo ideas, make sure you remember to enter the Origami Owl giveaway!!  And check out more freebies on TBA!
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