This past week there have been other Independence Day-related activities at Cooperativa. On Wednesday morning we went to the school to see them choose the queen of the parade. I think that a girl from each class was chosen to compete for the title. The older girls did dance routines and each class did a little performance, many of which were Mayan dances and representations of Mayan life such as a wedding(see the 3rd photo!)
|a mayan wedding---quite possibly the cutest bride and groom ever!|
On Friday morning we went to the school to see the dance competition the winners of which would be performing at the school's party. It was a pretty big deal. I think there were over 40 different acts either dancing, lip-syncing, poem recitation, or singing. Each class had a dance routine. My favorites were 5th grade and the parvulos (preschool).
|Parvulos--the cutest performance by far|
|some of my beginners english students are in this photo|
I am really excited to join in the festivities at both Central and Cooperativa next week. It will be another great way to interact with the community, make connections and learn more about their culture. Look for our post next week!