NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Dual Language second graders at Ward School showed their public speaking skills in English and Spanish when they explained to their parents and teachers why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated.
With May 5 falling on a Saturday, they celebrated a day early, on Friday.
They also celebrated by performing the traditional “Jarabe Tapatío," the Mexican national dance. The children dressed in typical Mexican clothing. The two classrooms also enjoyed a feast of Mexican dishes, which their parents had generously contributed.
The Dual Language Program teaches students to speak, read and write in Spanish and English from kindergarten through fifth grade.