Students learned how a swarm of fireflies, or nimitas, escaped a fearsome Caribbean hurricane with the help of a stately swan.
Jordan helped retell the painful history of the native peoples of the Caribbean after Columbus’ landing in the Dominican Republic in 1492.
In “The Indians of the Waters,” Taíno children Elianny and her brother Wandy stick together! They survive many trials and dangers.
According to other legends, some native people became ciguapas, or mermaid-like creatures. Ciguapas are impossible to track because their feet point backwards.
Students read The Secret Footprints by Julia Alvarez, a story about these mysterious creatures. They created their own versions of ciguapas, who live at the bottom of the sea.
Who is that terrifying creature who comes at night to scare children? Traditional stories about El Cuco, or the boogeyman, are plentiful throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.
Nimitas have great personalities – as shown by On Point artist Steven!