Spanish Students Open Mexican-Style Holiday Market

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Glen Cove High School students in Clare Germino’s Spanish II classes recently created a Mexican-style holiday market. 

The students created their own "puesto" stand and decorated a sign advertising food and crafts for sale. All patrons enjoyed the market, where the students sold everything from baked goods and empanadas to holiday cards, stationery and handmade stuffed animals. Fake pesos were used for payment, and students from other language classes were invited to converse with the classes in Spanish.

Ms. Germino said the market was a great experience for students and tied into the Mexican holiday tradition. Several weeks before Navidad (Christmas), market stalls, or puestos, are set up in plazas in most Mexican cities and towns, where vendors sell crafts and goods.