Cinco de Mayo – the fifth of May! Mrs. Sam made enchiladas for today’s snack! We got to learn more about Mexican culture and holidays. The kids took turns reading All Around the World: Mexico and learned about the first civilizations that lived in Mexico such as the Mayans and Aztecs before the Spaniards arrived and colonized it. We learned about mariachi music, pinatas, Day of the Dead, and, of course, Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Day of the Dead celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and any other favorites the dead enjoyed in life.
We read a book for each of the holidays we learned today: Cinco de Mayo: Day of Mexican Pride by Amanda Doering and Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston.
Our chicks are growing fast! The children make sure they have food and water daily. They also take turns making sure to water the Hydroponic Planter so that our plants can grow!