Happy Calabaza Day!

Boy removes pumpkin innards with the help of his mom

Students in Ana Banda-Wemple’s and Norma Holmberg’s dual-language prekindergarten classroom started their day on Thursday with even more excitement than usual. It was Calabaza – Pumpkin – Day!

The bilingual students carved pumpkins with the help of family members and volunteers, but the activity was more than just a seasonal treat. Students are learning about feelings and the names of different body parts, and they put their newfound knowledge to work as they crafted a variety of expressive pumpkins under the guidance of parents and volunteers.

As a bonus, two of Banda-Wemple’s former students – Jessenia Castillo and Maria Ramirez Garcia – are now parents and their children are in her pre-K class this year!

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