Students learn the value of tradition during Spanish Heritage Month

Photo by Jessica Viccaro Spanish teacher Sra. Blanca Skaggs and her students teach Taylor County Middle School fifth grade students the art of Spanish dancing.

PRUNTYTOWN—Students at Taylor County Middle School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month, with various activities and delicious foods, while teaching younger students about Hispanic culture.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15, in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group’s heritage and culture.

Sra. Blanca Skaggs shared that throughout the last couple weeks, her students have been celebrating the month by learning about the culture.

She shared that some of the activities her students participated in included a PowerPoint project and cooking authentic Spanish dishes.

On Friday, the students wanted to share what they had learned about Hispanic traditions with other students.

Seventh grade teacher Heather Whetsell’s class came to the auditorium to get in on the fun also.

The class shared that they learned about the countries that speak Spanish and also learned a few words.

“It was a great experience for them. They really enjoyed learning about a new culture,” share Whetsell.

Throughout the day, fifth grade students came to the auditorium and the seventh and eighth grade Spanish students played the role as teachers.

The students were broken into groups, and each Spanish student taught their group basic Spanish phases.

Sra. Skaggs shared that she believes that this is a great way to share the Hispanic culture with the students and open their eyes to new experiences.

After the students were done with their lesson, they were able to learn about another important aspect in Hispanic culture and tradition, dancing.

Sra. Skaggs and her students taught the art of Spanish dancing. After a few lessons everyone joined in to dance.

“This is a great experience for all of the students,” she expressed. “My older students enjoyed sharing what they have learned with the younger students.”