Inspired by a trip St. Pius X Librarian Ms. Iten took to Costa Rica this summer, students had the opportunity to experience "pura vida" (pronounced poo-rah vee-dah). Simply translated it means "simple life" or "pure life," and it's the motto for the Costa Rican way of life.
Wednesday, October 11:
Free Costa Rica Dress: Students wore something tropical, rainforest-themed, or red, white and blue (the colors of Costa Rica's flag).
Taste of Costa Rica: Students tasted gallo pinto, fried plantains, and corn tortillas. The name gallo pinto literally means "spotted rooster" because the beans look like "spots" against the rice. It is a traditional meal of Costa Rica and is eaten at almost every meal, especially breakfast. Here's a one minute video on how traditional gallo pinto is made.
Wednesday, October 18th:
Ms. Iten's trip was funded through an education grant. It's inspired her decoration of the library this year as the rainforest.