On Monday, May 5, Amy Feranec’s and Rosanne Tatti’s third-grade classes at Wellington Elementary School celebrated and learned all about Cinco de Mayo. The classes read about the history of holiday and the culture of Mexico. The students learned that Cinco de Mayo originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. The children made ponchos, paper flowers and learned the Mexican Hat Dance. It was a great way to learn about and celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Shown here are the students with their ponchos.