Querétaro Daily: Classic Myths and Comic Marvels

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! 😀tumblr_mpexrbXuk71s4ht14o1_500Hope you are all enjoying your time spent with family and friends. I’m sure it’s been filled with good food, fireworks, lots of laughs

…and hopefully speedo-free! 😛living-bayarea-27Anyway, we finished off the month of June on a fantastic note here at Erik Erikson.

Our class project, Spreading Joy in June, was a great success!img_2328Our project board was full of reflection cards about their experiences helping others throughout the month. 🙂

The kids were able to spread joy to the other children and staff members at the school, as well as, help out in their community.

What was even more spectacular was that the kindness boomerang came back to us in the end. 🙂16_Inspiration_Boomerang-300x300
You may remember from my previous post, we started off the month of June by watching The Kindness Boomerang, and giving peanut butter honey bars to the fifth grade classroom.

Well, they decided to return the kind gesture at the end of June by preparing a delicious lime pie for us! 😀julycollagePay de limón is made with the following ingredients:

  • Evaporated milk
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Lime juice
  • Maria cookies

After assembly, the pie is placed in the refrigerator overnight for a refreshing icebox cake the next day. 😀img_2334The kids didn’t even wait for a fork. They attacked the cake like vultures swooping down on their prey. Hah.

It was scrumptious and if you haven’t heard of Maria cookies, you should try to find yourself a few right now!

They are delicious buttery shortbread cookies that can be used in a variety of desserts.maria-cookiesAlso, according to Buzzfeed.com, lime pie happens to be reason #6 why you should be eating Maria Cookies  right now! So go out, and give them a try. 😀

Classic Myths

In other news, the fifth graders this bi-mester have been learning a lot about spooky places and unsolved mysteries.
julycollage3They have been looking at the legend of the Loch Ness monster, Atlantis, and the Bermuda Triangle. They have been researching facts about how Stonehenge was created and why Machu Picchu was abandoned.

There are many speculations about these classic myths, and the students have been working very hard the past month creating informative posters and a humorous play to perform in front of their parents. The performance required painting a backdrop, creating props and developing a skit, which they worked hard to memorize.

The school-wide presentation is called Exponte, and it’s a great way for the students to show their parents what they have been learning about in all of their classes. 😀

On the left, one girl created an I ❤ Nessie hat and a cardboard camera, since she was a tourist on the search for the Loch Ness monster. So cute! 🙂

On the right, we have a mermaid and dolphin that will end up attacking the scuba divers on their search for the lost city of Atlantis. Too funny!

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On the left, we have two investigators searching for clues about Stonehenge.

On the right, a ship captain and his first mate find a sunken ship and mysterious artifacts while crossing the Bermuda Triangle. Very clever!julycollage1

From learning information about these mysterious locations, to creating entertaining skits where they dressed up as explorers, tourists, scuba divers, and an Incan emperor, they had a great time showing off what they had learned. I’m so proud of them all! 😀img_2356

Comic Marvels

We wrapped up the day at delicious burger joint in Querétaro.julycollage4Comicx is a chain restaurant that can be found all over Mexico, and reminds me of a superhero themed Chilis.picmonkey-collageMy co-workers knew that I was missing home on this patriotic day, so they joined me to feast on a typical American meal.img_2380The burgers were tasty and we even shared a little apple pie a la mode to cap off the dinner. Yum!img_2381Superman and superwoman…the dream team. 😉
img_2384Before we left, we made sure to take advantage of the beautiful panoramic view. What a great group of girls!img_2385Of course, I had to take advantage of the wind and turn this into a little photo shoot. Strike a pose. 😉img_2391Well, I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

I’ll leave you with this hilarious and quintessential Mexican scene I witnessed when coming home from the grocery store.

The classic Volkswagen beetle is obviously extremely popular in Mexico…BUGCOLLAGE…and yes, that really is some type of creepy gargoyle in a cage atop their car. :/

I guess, just like classic myths, some things are better left a mystery. 😛

Until next time.

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