Randall students dance to Mariachis as they read bilingual books on Hispanic Heritage at the Milpitas Library
By Myrna Alayan, Randall fifth grade teacher
Randall Elementary fifth grade students and their families got to take pizza with a Hispanic Heritage book to go home with them on Monday, October 15. Diana Lara, Supervising Librarian at Milpitas Library, organized a Hispanic Heritage Event with Mariachis and Arts and Crafts like making Ojos de Dios and playing Loteria.
From 6:30-7 p.m., families sat to listen to a library orientation. Students got their library cards and browsed the cart and tables that Lara set up for them with books of Tito Puente, Isabel Allende, Frida Kahlo, Sonia Sotomayor, Lionel Messi, Roberto Clemente, Alex Rodriguez, Cesar Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, and many others. At 7 p.m., as kids ate their pizza and read their books, Mariachis played songs like Cielito Lindo.
Padres Unidos helped make this event a success.
Allison Guerrero, a fifth grade student at Randall, created a piece of art work for her teacher Mrs. Alayan She hopes to be like Frida Kahlo one day.