Coqui & Piraguas

The preschool Spanish classes have been learning about the culture of Puerto Rico. They became enchanted with “coqui,” the little frogs of Puerto Rico. We enjoyed seeing a Youtube video of these dime-sized frogs, and we listened to a wonderful story, There’s a Coqui in My Shoe by Marisa de Jesus Paolicelli. In the book a little boy named Armando and his mother sell Piraguas (snow cones) in their neighborhood. After hearing the story, our children harvested our garden's Concord grapes to make a simple syrup to flavor our own Piraguas. During this unit of study we sent our safe and well thoughts to the families in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria.