Learning about Cinco de Mayo at WAEC
On May 5, two of the second grade classes (Miss Massa’s and Mrs. Curren’s) at Warren Area Elementary Center (WAEC) hosted the Spanish Club from Warren Area High School for fun activities for Cinco de Mayo.
The classes were divided into three groups, and the high school students taught the elementary students the history behind the Cinco de Mayo holiday. In one classroom, the students learned the Mexican Hat Dance. In another classroom, the students learned how to count in Spanish along with saying the days of the week and months of the year in Spanish.
They learned these through song and dance. In the last classroom, the children made their own Mexican flags to take home. All of the children rota ted through the three groups so each one had the opportunity to experience these fun-filled activities. Tabitha Waltman is the Spanish teacher at WAHS, and is the advisor for the Spanish Club. Not only was this an educational experience for the second graders, but also it was a lot of fun! Coordinators are planning to do the same thing next year. Pictured at right are Aurora Feaster and Aidan Zdarko from Miss Massa’s class.