This year, at my school, we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in style. Our slogan (catchphrase) for the month, which we are celebrating during all of October, is "Be Like Frida". To be honest, at first, the kids had NO CLUE what we were talking about and they just made fun of Frida for being a weird artist with a unibrow and mustache. Standard.
But then, something magical started to happen as we talked about her to our students, they fell in love! Frida represents a lot of GREAT, INSPIRING and all-together awesome ideas that young people living in 2013 can really relate to. She stood up for the people in her country without rights, she had a unique style, she rebelled against the norm in almost every way possible, she broke the rules, she challenged peoples' ideas, and she represented feminine beauty in a whole new light. Any teachers out there who want to share our AWESOME Power Point presentation, email me!
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Frida, the kids book (my little one loves it and my students do too!)