Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mexican Hat Dance & Fiesta

To complement our story of the week, Pepita Talks Twice, we scheduled a fiesta!  We learned and danced the Mexican Hat Dance. Click here to go to our Learn Spanish video. 

¡Qué grandes bailarines! 

(What great dancers!)

and we had a special taco bar! 

¡Gracias padres!
(Thanks parents!)

After dining, Mrs. Ranney put on some more music and dancing ensued!

¿Qué piensas de la fiesta?

(What did you think of the fiesta?)
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  1. Shai and ZacharyMay 2, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I thought that the Fiesta was super fun! When we did the conga line,it was really fun! I liked the scrumptious chips! When we did the Mexican Hat dance I thought it was fun. The tacos were very delicious!

    What did you like about the fiesta?

    From your fiesta loving friends,

    Shai and Zachary

  2. Noel & AidanMay 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    In case you forgot here are the simple steps of the Mexican Hat Dance.

    Step 1, put your right hand on your left shoulder and vice versa.

    Step 2, put your right foot in on your heel take your right foot out and put in your left foot. Then take your left foot out,put your right foot in, and clap your hands twice each time you do it.
    Congrats you just learned the first part of the Mexican Hat Dance!

    Step 3, hook arms with your partner and skip around in a circle eight times.

    Step 4, switch arms and do it again.


    Two Good Dancers, Aidan & Noel

  3. Hello Mrs. Ranney, Mrs. Yollis and classes,

    La fiesta es muy buena. :)

    I have had Mexican Hat Dance fun with some of my classes over the years. It's easy to learn and fun to do and I know I love tacos. Our supermarkets sell products such as those from Old El Paso.

    It seems a little bit of Mexico is here in Australia. Here is a link to Australia's Old El Paso site and some of the information they share about Mexico.

    Ross Mannell
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia


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