Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco De Mayo

Today we celebrated Cinco De Mayo!  At the last minute as I glanced at the menu for today - beef stroganoff , I thought SURELY I could have planned better than this! So.... we paired up and  set out on foot to Taquaria.  Yes, 14 preschoolers and 2 crazy teachers went out to eat Mexican food.  

It was really a lot of fun. The children used their manners and thoroughly enjoyed their food.  As we waited  we talked about the things they had hanging in the room ( rugs, sombreros).  Fun stuff ! 

Maybe next time we wont sit so near the door.   The children began to announce when people would come in.  For instance, a group of soldiers came in - they  all yelled ARMY MEN!  Of course, that was an opportunity to talk about the fact that Cinco De Mayo is the celebration of a war won and how these soldiers protect us.  Several of the children said " thank you." Then a man came in with an "outback" hat on. The kids yelled COWBOY.... he laughed- thankfully.  As I sat , I got nervous each time the door opened wondering who would walk in to entertain the kids and what they would yell.  We did, by the way, talk about yelling isn't appropriate in restaurants, but anything that 14 preschoolers say at one time... feels like a yell.

Before leaving this morning we made homemade maracas from baby formula cans. The moms and dads will LOVE this one at home ! :)

Halle's grandmother made mexican cookies for us today! Thanks!

We also played a bean bag toss game. As we tossed the bean bag around the room we counted in spanish.


and then we would all yell

DE MAYO!!!!!!!   ( They SHOULD know this means.. the 5th of May! )

Fun day if I do say so myself.  
Do we really just have  8 more this year?



  1. SOOOO much fun!!! I'm sure I have said this before..... Debbie Mays = Special place in Heaven! These kids will never forget you.

  2. Elliot told me he ate every bit of his rice -- and so I need to find out how NOT to prepare my "mexican" rice! Ha.

    Definitely an awesome field trip. Gracias amigos!

  3. Elliot also ate my rice.. I dont usually do that but he said " Ms Debbie I LOVE this rice. " I didnt ... so I shared. Thanks Lacey.. I try really hard. You know my other blog does say Memory Maker. I hope that is what we do - if nothing else.

  4. This sounds so fun, and it's great that you can do something like this last minute. What a wonderful day!