Saturday, April 30, 2011
Monday - Market Day (PDF p. 40), types of Mexican foods, make fancy painted paper for fruits
Tuesday - Cinco de Mayo review - Masks by Juan Horta Castillo
Wednesday - Market Day (PDF p. 40), types of Mexican foods, create our market day collages
Thursday - Cinco de Mayo review - Masks by Juan Horta Castillo
The first through third graders made images of Market Day using colored papers and simple shapes to make complex shapes. I got the idea from HERE. Then I added in my own flair by showing the students the Visit Mexico poster and an image of a Mexican market (pg. 40).
Finally, in honor of Mexican Celebration week AND Mother's Day, the Kindergartners made flower bouquets using Dahlias, the official flower of Mexico. I drew the flowers and stems and had them copied for the Kindergartners. They then cut everything out and colored the flowers (the stems were copied onto green paper).