All the students had a blast filling their passports and attending the assembly on Hispanic Heritage day. I chose to dress up as iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo for the day. The students learned that she painted self portraits because she was largely bedridden from a trolley accident. We also talked about how she didn’t conform to social norms – like keeping her unibrow or wearing men’s suits, which women did not do during that time.
The two most common questions I got all day were, “Can I pet the monkey?” and “Is your unibrow real?” Yes and no respectively 🙂