Fifth Graders Dive Into Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, 5th Grade Dean and Spanish Teacher Christine Mayer invited Middle School Librarian Annie Tsai Gomez to visit her Spanish classes and speak about her Hispanic heritage with students. In the Spanish language, Tsai Gomez shared the timeline of her life, which included living in several different countries such as Uruguay, Taiwan, Panamá, Honduras, and finally, the United States. As a result, she is trilingual!

She also read the book Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, which is ”A celebration of making your home with the things you always carry: your resilience, your dreams, your hopes, and history. It’s the story of finding your way in a new place, of navigating an unfamiliar world and finding the best parts of it. In dark times, it’s a promise that you can make better tomorrows.”

To top off the visit, Tsai Gomez led the students in an art project that reflected their resilience, dreams, hopes, or emotions. Look for the newly created pieces of art in the 5th grade hallway soon!