Make Traditional Foods
Teachers are welcome to bring and share traditional dishes from their home country in their classroom with the families. Some teachers make simple foods with their children, like corn tortillas and frijoles molidos, black beans mashed with a pinch of salt; a teaspoon of sugar, milk, ketchup; and a dash of Salsa Lizano, a popular Central America condiment.
Read Books by Hispanic Authors
Celebrate diversity at story time with books that highlight the Latino experience. Bilingual books are also an excellent way to teach kids a few words of Spanish. These popular stories are great in our library:
“Bright Star” by Yuyi Morales
“Chicano Jr’s Mexican Adventure” by Raúl Jiménez
“Paletero Man” by Lucky Diaz
Dance to Hispanic Music
The school brings Folkloric music bands to build cultural bridges through music. Son Del Sol-Boston is a local Folkloric music band that plays lovely Andean music with Peruvian/Bolivien musical instruments such as flutes and panpipes made of bone, reed, and fired clay, shell trumpets called pututos, ceramic whistles, ocarinas, trumpets, and drums, as well as rattles made with a variety of materials.