There is a family in our school that is so passionate about Latino culture. They have embraced the culture and the language throughout the years at school. Their girl is in Bailables Folklóricos, sus hijos están siempre de charros, etc… long story short, their dad did not want to go to one of those events and one time their dad said to them “These events are for Hispanic people.” The girl promptly replied “I’m Latina dad! I speak Spanish!” If you would know these kids you would think they are latinos by the way they talk and interact with our Hispanic community here in West Michigan. They have attended a Hispanic church so they can get to know different ways they can learn from the Hispanic community.
As a teacher, I love to hear these stories because enough has been said about the different ways we can help Hispanic people but honestly, who said they needed help? It is time for us to teach families the fantastic traits we can learn from Hispanic people. This girl continues to attend dance classes, which has opened doors for her to learn more about different cultures. She is not afraid of being in public and is now our main character in plays at school.
teacher – Zeeland Christian