Fun Activities For Latin Heritage Month!
Tue, Oct 6 9:33am

 

Dear PS 107 families,

Welcome to the unusual, but still great, 2020 school year!

As you may know, September 15th to October 15th is Latin Heritage month and the Diversity Committee would like to help you and your family find ways to learn more about Latin heritage. Due to the delayed start of the school year, PS 107 will be celebrating Latin Heritage Month until the conclusion of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 2.

One way to learn more about Latin heritage is to read books about Latin culture on Epic. Simply type “Latin” into the search bar and you and your child will have access to many wonderful books! The Diversity Committee has also put together some resources below for your family to use during remote learning over the course of the next four weeks; we hope you’ll take a look at them. Please note that the YouTube videos linked below do have commercials. 

Thank you for taking the time to read through this!

In solidarity,

The PS 107 Diversity Committee

 

October 5: What is Latin Heritage?

Resources for Pre-K through 2nd Grade:

Resources for 3rd through 5th Grade:

 

October 12: Indigenous People of Latin America

Resources for Pre-K through 2nd Grade:

Resources for 3rd through 5th Grade:

 

October 19: Latinx in New York

Pre-K through 2nd Grade:

3rd through 5th Grade:

  • Watch on YouTube: Junot Diaz reads his children’s book Islandborn
  • Watch on YouTube, for 5th grade students: NBC news’ Defining Latino

Activities for all ages with the support of adults:

  • Check out Ballet Hispanico’s performances and live-streamed events
  • Read a New York Times article with your child of NYC’s Latinx neighborhoods
  • Consider purchasing school supplies or making a donation to our sister school, PS 169, in Sunset Park. The Community Outreach Committee is arranging EduKits for us to order for PS 169; the link to purchase school supplies will be released later this week so please be on the lookout for it!
  • Support a local Latinx-owned eatery, such as:

 

October 26: Día de Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead)

Resources for Pre-K through 2nd Grade:

Resources for 3rd through 5th Grade:

Activities for all ages with the support of adults: