Finley Fisher, Grade 3 is pictured above.
Spanish lessons in grades K-3 are infused with color, creativity, and symbolism! Sra. Vazquez, the Spanish teacher for these students, introduced them to "Papel Picado," or paper cuttings, which are used in Mexican festivities and "fiestas.” She explains, “they are the main decorative element, from religious feasts to birthday parties, weddings, and any other kind of ceremony. The colors and designs used can vary according to the intended purpose. Papel Picado originated a couple of centuries ago and can be traced back to the early Aztecs in Mexico.