Middle school hosts Hispanic Heritage Fair

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Seventh-graders at Edmund W. Miles Middle School in the Amityville Union Free School District have recently been learning about the world, specifically Latin America.

The school hosted a Hispanic Heritage Fair in the library on Oct. 13 and 14, organized by librarian Lynn Cesiro. It is an annual event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Working in groups, the students rotated through three stations to learn about these nations in North America, South America and Europe. Spanish music played in the background as students collaborated.

At the first station, the seventh-graders learned about the capitals. Next, they had to identify the flags of 17 Spanish-speaking countries, which were hung around the library. The final station had students finding these nations on maps and globes. During lunch periods, children were invited in to participate in Makerspace activities, where they could color Mexican sugar skulls and create piñatas.