Orchard Elementary School Students Visit Local Hispanic Businesses During Spanish Class
Orchard students were able to tour Hispanic businesses up and down Michigan Road with offerings from three different countries: Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador. One of the restaurants is closed on Mondays and they opened just for The Orchard School!
Students tasted Salvadoran pupusas and yucca-cactus fries, shopped in a Mexican-style market for traditional 7-day candles or "pan dulce,” and enjoyed Honduran coconut and guava popsicles.
This was a great opportunity for students to learn by doing in a real-world setting. It was rewarding to watch the third grade students use their Spanish skills to ask questions while interviewing the business owners.
Third graders have been studying how immigrants have helped develop Indiana over time. This was a great opportunity to expose students to businesses owned and operated by Central American immigrants to this country.