Turning Point School Blog
This week, Grade 3 traveled to another time and place on their trip to La Plazita Olvera, a Mexican style marketplace and plaza, located in the birthplace of modern day Los Angeles. Their adventure began with a scavenger hunt that led students to historic monuments including the Avila Adobe, the oldest house in Los Angeles, and Pio Pico House, the town’s first luxury hotel named after the last Mexican governor of Alta California.
Students also practiced their conversational skills to locate unique Olvera Street finds, including a giant 100 year-old candle, and authentic Mexican sweet treats. They then joined together for a tasty Mexican meal, which our students ordered in their very best español. Their adventure concluded with a stroll through the marketplace for an afternoon of shopping and bargaining for souvenirs. Our students’ excitement, curiosity, and participation made this day a truly memorable experience for all.