Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the fifth of May. This date marks an important event in Mexican History.

Today’s Activities

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READ IT! WRITE IT!

Learn more about the Battle of Puebla, which took place in Mexico on May 5, 1862, by reading this article and answering the questions.

Fourteen years before the Battle of Puebla, California was still part of Mexico.  At the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848 Mexico was forced to sell the land that would become California and other western states.  That same year gold was discovered by Americans living in California.  How might events have been different if the Gold Rush in 1849 had happened before the Mexican-American war instead of afterward?  Share your ideas with someone at home.

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Brain Teasers!

You need your deck to fit your space…that is just one of the problems to solve for math today!

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

Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with these worksheets to target foundational math skills! 

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

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Get Up and Dance!

Watch these dancers perform the Mexican Hat Dance, then try some of the steps for yourself. Can you teach this dance to a younger sibling or friend?

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