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Chefsville-Kids: Cinco de Mayo (Classroom Program) On Campus 2024

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Residency, On Campus Professional Development, On Campus Program
Prof. Dev., Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted, Special Ed, Bilingual


Classroom programs are smaller versions of our assembly programs under the same name allowing more topic detail, student focus, and classroom activities. Time to "celebrate!" This Cinco de Mayo program is a great way to teach students about a different culture and a story of determination. Students will learn the connections between Cinco de Mayo and their lives as they learn the history of the holiday. Students will embark on a journey of discovery as they learn about European exploration and Mexico’s journey to independence. Colorful images and maps will assist students as they learn the geographic locations and context of this historic event. We’ll also explore the history of Texas and the 6 flags that conquered it. We’ll compare the different foods, beliefs, languages, and traditions of groups, like Native Americans, Mexicans, and Texans. Students will learn about different leaders, conflicts, economical problems, and viewpoints that lead to the Battle of Puebla. We’ll take a culinary detour and learn about the abundance of fruits, spices, and vegetables that surround the Mexican culture. Students will join the Chef in a culinary adventure that highlights some of the ingredients and dishes that are popular on this holiday.

Students Will

  • Literacy Connection: Cinco De Mayo: A Comprehensive Illustrated History, Cabello-Argandona, ISBN 1483923975.
  • Discover the Mexican American kitchen’s authentic ingredients and cultural cooking influences.
  • Learn about Cinco de Mayo as a patriotic holiday and its associated customs for this day through visuals and storytelling.
  • Discover the importance of beliefs, customs, language, and traditions to families and communities in Mexico.
  • Embark on a journey to discover and identify key leaders that helped influence Mexico independence.
  • Identify the significance that various cultural groups have on a society.
  • Receive recipes to make their own salsa, tortillas, guacamole, and fruit nachos or sombrero cookies.


Dates: Monday - Friday, Contact Chef Scott for weekend availability.
Times: 8:15am - 1pm, and evenings for PTA/PTO orgs
Duration: 1 hour
School Fee: Flat Rate: $289.00
Minimum Attendance: 5
Maximum Attendance: 53
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Digital projector, ELMO, electrical outlets, laptop, cart, speaker system (if needed), 1- 8ft table, & trash can.
Other Information: This program is tailored to be appropriate for early, middle, or upper elementary grades. Call Chef Sarah at 972.800.5344 to schedule program.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Please book event at least 2 weeks in advance, if possible. Book events as soon as possible because demand for Chefsville Kids programming has dramatically increased. For scheduling, availability and confirmation of program please contact Chefsville at 972.516.0325 or e-mail [email protected]. *** Chefsville can substitute or fill-in for other programs that have conflicts of time from another vendor/artist or to avoid cancellation of your program entirely. Please call and give us at least two days notice. For site managers, or other leads, please provide teacher's name, phone number and e-mail address when calling. This will allow for quick and efficient scheduling of your program. Also please have the voucher and approval code with you. Program is confirmed when voucher is approved. If you reach our voicemail, please leave school name, your name and phone# and times you are available and what program and date(s) of interest.
Deadline: Program must be booked 2 weeks before desired date.
Cancellation Policy: There are no cancellations, only rescheduling of the program within 2 weeks of scheduled date. Please make sure that scheduling is not on state or DISD testing dates. Other than inclement weather, Chefsville will charge for scheduled events on the day event was scheduled. Failure to notify Chefsville two weeks in advance of the scheduled date of any schedule changes or failure to attend the scheduled event will result in the school paying the full price to the program in accordance with the approved voucher.
After School Policy: The program must be at the same location for multiple sessions. Written parental permission required to be at this program after school unless it is a Thriving Minds program. A school faculty member must be available at all times. Additionally, the school is responsible for providing a roster, and approved parent pick up instructions. Private payments should be made prior to the venue unless other arrangements are made in advance in writing.

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