BY BRAXTON, CATHERINE, MARIA, AND SEBASTIAN
Third grade dual language students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by presenting projects in HHE’s cafeteria. Hispanic Heritage Month first began in 1968 as a week-long celebration. In 1988, it was extended to a month. From September 15 to October 15, the third grade dual language students researched and learned all about important Hispanic people.
“We did a project called Step into History,” third grade dual language teacher Mrs. Martinez said. “The students had to research influential Hispanic people, write reports, and create posters that they presented to teach others.”
HHE students, staff members, parents, and grandparents attended this event. They learned important information about Hispanic individuals.
“I learned that there are a lot of important Hispanic Americans and they contributed to the heritage of the United States,” grandmother of third grade student Cooper, Judy Weinstein said.
Third grade parents also realized the importance of learning about Hispanic history.
“They are minorities and have had a lot of accomplishments. I think it is very important that they know that the sky is the limit on what they want to achieve in the world. I learned that there is a lot to learn about history,” mother of third grade student Zoey, Stacey Montanez said.
Learning about Hispanic individuals that have had a positive impact on our world is very important. Sharing that information with others is even better.
“The students celebrated the Hispanic culture which consists of Hispanic food, traditions, language, people, and the community. It helps us feel proud of our Hispanic heritage,” third grade dual langauge teacher Ms. Gonzalez said.
Check out some of the projects made by third grade students:
DAVID, LIN MANUEL MIRANDA
“I researched Lin Manuel Miranda and I learned that he is most famous for movies, musicals, and plays.”
LILY, FRIDA KAHLO
“I researched Frida Kahlo and I learned that she was a very famous painter mostly known for her self-portraits.”
DANTE, JORGE RAMOS
“I researched Jorge Ramos. He was a Spanish-language news anchor and journalist. He has covered some of the most important news stories.”
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