Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the fifth of May, and is a special day in Mexican history.

Today’s Activities

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Watch & Read

Explore “Cinco de Mayo” with this lesson. –  from Kimberlie Ballard from Twain Harte Elementary School. 

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Brain Teasers!

Brain Teasers! Challenge yourself to solve these math puzzles. Share one or more with someone else and explain your thinking.

Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems! 

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2 

Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with this worksheet to target foundational math skills! 

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Get moving!

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get creative!

Use these instructions to learn how to make a pinata!

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