A Feast Fit for a … Rey o Reina o Realeza (King or Queen or Royalty)
Sixth Grade had its annual winter feast. This year, they’ve called it the Tapasol Feast. It is a combination of “tapas” which are small portions of (good) food in Spain and “sol” for light, as it is the season of light in many cultures. It is also in honor of the Winter Solstice. We’ve had a special feast in Sixth Grade in one form or another for many, many years.
Kids made food with origins in the Middle East that then made their way to Spain and eventually the Americas (Do you know why? Ask a Sixth Grader for a quick history lesson. Or check out the slideshow…). Sixth Graders created name placards and decorated Islamic design tiles to highlight spices used in Middle Eastern, Spanish, and Latino cooking. Our Third Grade buddies helped prepare food on the day of the feast. Click here to see Varley and Gladys’s presentation on “Sliding Spices,” given the day of the feast.