TUFSD has been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month across all of its schools by exploring the rich Hispanic and Latino American culture in the community and beyond.
Nationally, the theme for 2022 is UNIDOS: Inclusivity for a stronger nation with a White House Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage stating, “During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we reaffirm that diversity is one of our country’s greatest strengths.”
Encouraging all students to appreciate and learn about Hispanic and Latin cultures helps celebrate the differences of all people, and this goes well beyond language and geography. Students are exploring art and artists, reading books, listening to and playing music, dancing, and even trying new foods as they share in the Hispanic and Lantix experiences and traditions of American citizens whose ancestors came from a variety of countries and continents such as Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. For example, in Ms. Reyes' and Ms. Rojas' dual-language kindergarten class, a parent of Mexican heritage joined the class to demonstrate how guacamole was made. Students were thrilled to be able to help out and, once they recited each ingredient in Spanish, to get a taste of their creation!
In valuing Hispanic and Latin Heritage, students will also recognize the impactful achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino people who led the way in shaping the United States.
Please continue to look for more examples of how our students are celebrating and learning.