Thursday, December 20, 2007

mercado




A couple weeks ago I got to go with Marcus and his class to the Mercado Central in Minneapolis. It's a large building with many little hispanic stores. It was nice, though missing the fresh fruits and vegetables and not-so-fresh meats I associate with an authentic mercado. Also, it was lacking in smell.

Anyway, yesterday Marcus's grade at his Spanish immersion school created their own "mercado." They sold handmade greeting cards, worry dolls (those were gone in five minutes), and papel picado. Some of the children performed ballet folklorico and in Marcus's room, children sold views of powerpoints they did in Spanish about insects. It was great fun, and the children are sending the proceeds to benefit and orphanage in Guatemala.

1 comment:

Cocoa said...

Look at how cute they look in their costumes! Sounds like a lot of fun.