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Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo

On Cinco de Mayo
mi familia has a fiesta.
We sing and dance
and eat lots of food.
Tia Margarita brings tamales,
Tia Anna brings the enchiladas.
Mama and I and my sisters
make the tacos and burritos.
My papa plays his guitar.
Tio brings a piñata.
All the children
take turns swinging the bat
to hit the piñata
and to grab the dulces 
that come flying out.
I hope your Cinco de Mayo
is a sweet as ours.

    Today's poem is a free verse poem.  I've used several Spanish words in the poem.  Can you find them?  Your challenge for today is to write a poem using a word from another language.  Have fun writing.

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