Wheeler Hispanic Heritage Month
Posted on 10/16/2017

Students in all grades at Wheeler School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October15) by learning about Hispanic artists and art traditions from Hispanic countries. Kindergarten students learned about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and created a self-portrait. First grade students learned about Mexico’s Day of the Dead and made sugar skulls. Second grade students learned about Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and make cubist guitars. Third grade students learned about a traditional art form called Molas from the Kuna Indian women of Panama/Columbia and created Molas made out of paper. Fourth grade also learned about Mexico’s Day of the Dead, and made skeletons doing everyday activities. Fifth grade students learned about the importance of the sun to the Mexican culture and made suns in a piece of aluminum using a metal tooling technique.

 In photos:
 1. Annalyse Agramonte  - Kindergarten, Frida Kahlo Inspired Self-Portrait (Mexico)
2. Fiona Dahlen - First Grade, Day of the Dead Sugar Skull (Mexico)
3. Mason Martinez - Second Grade, Cubist Guitar (Spain)
4. Elena Giannini - Grade Three, Paper Mola (Panama / Columbia)
5. Kaylin Perkins - Grade 4, Day of the Dead Skeletons (Mexico)
6. Adriana Cruz -Vasquez, Grade 5, Mexican Sun (Mexico)