Reported by Soledad Villagomez, Lower School Spanish Teacher
National Hispanic American Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. This celebration takes place in the United States to recognize the positive contributions of many Hispanic Americans in our nation and to appreciate the diverse and rich cultures of Hispanic countries. During this month, students at Beasley explore Hispanic countries by learning their locations in the world and exploring some of their unique traditions.
Fiona D. ’33 is a bilingual student in Senior Kindergarten. Her father is native of Nicaragua, and he prepared a poster about his family and this beautiful country. Fiona showed her classmates the location of Nicaragua in Central America, its capital, and its flag. She also taught her friends about important places, active volcanoes, and traditional food in this country. We learned that the national dish in Nicaragua is called “Gallo Pinto,” which is a combination of rice and beans that most Nicaraguanas eat daily. Gallo Pinto means “spotted rooster” and it “is said to come from the speckled appearance that results when beans and their liquid cook with the rice.”
In addition, during the presentation, Fiona and her brother wore traditional clothing from Nicaragua.
This was a great learning experience for all of the children and their teachers!