Pound Ridge Elementary School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with curriculum and special projects that have been developed around the Hispanic culture.
Each class has been asked to select a Hispanic country, and then conduct research on the geography—such as the distance to that country from PRES—plus food, art, literature, sports and education.
Classes will develop posters depicting their respective countries, which will be showcased in the PRES cafeteria on this schedule:
- K - 2 will be on display Monday, October 22 at 1:30pm
- 3 - 5 will be on display Tuesday, October 23 at 1:30pm.
- The countries include Argentina, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Peru and Spain.
In addition to the special project, this month’s curriculum will include Hispanic culture through Art with Mr. Lanos, Music with Shearer, Sports with Ms. Mazzilli, and Library with Ms. Baldo. Parent volunteers will be cooking up food that reflects the countries so that students can experience the cuisine. Tasty treats include “tostones,” or fried plantains, and “arroz con leche,” rice pudding.
“Our goal is to make the world a bigger place for kids,” said PRES Principal Tim Gembka. “It’s really wonderful to see some of our PRES staffers and students, who are of Hispanic origins, share their firsthand knowledge of their countries’ culture with the classes. ”
This is the second year in a row that PRES has celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month.