When we return from spring break, my 2nd graders will be learning about Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") and how it is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16. Students will share the history and traditions and how we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Texas. Sign up for your Skype session now! Sessions will begin the week of April 16th.