Books, Education

Cinco de Mayo in the Classroom

May 2, 2013


Are you ready for the weekend? Cinco de Mayo is huge here in the States! Diego’s class had this day reserved for a parent to go in and teach them all a little something about the holiday. I signed up and focused on Diego Rivera and this fantastic book by Duncan Tonatiuh. The kids loved the pages devoted to guessing and imagining what Diego Rivera would paint if he were alive today. The teachers and I then asked our little kindergarten artists to put on smocks and paint something they are passionate about, something that makes them proud, or something (or someone) they love. Once the artwork dries, the teachers will put them together for a classroom mural.




My Diego starting his painting.


Diego is passionate about soccer and he thought Diego Rivera would paint a lot of soccer scenes if he were alive today!


Guacamole snack!

I hope to get a final picture of the project!! I’ll share if I do!

My Diego was happy to have me there, he was proud to share a story about an amazing Mexican artist, and the kids all wanted us to speak Spanish! Too cute. I wish you all a happy and festive Cinco de Mayo this weekend!

P.s. If you are having a party for Cinco de Mayo, look at these amazing party ideas!

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  • Reply Vanessa May 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    How awesome, can’t wait to see the mural!!!! I’m running the Cinco de Miler on Cinco de Mayo…woohoo!!!

  • Reply Liz A May 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Love Diego Rivera! If you ever go to Mexico City, I highly recommend that you go see his paintings. This weekend will be running the Cinco de Miler as well.

  • Betty
    Reply Betty May 6, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Ladies, I hope you did well yesterday! Congrats!!!
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