UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Connecticut Farms School learned about Mexico, its customs and history, at their first after-school club meeting on Thursday.

Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said as their first virtual after school lesson, students studied the Mexico's flag, geography and music.  Lisa-Fernandez delivered materials for the lesson to each student, including a flag for coloring and a maraca for decorating.

"I learned that chocolate, corn and chili come from Mexico," said one student.  Another said, "I learned the color green on the Mexican flag means hope, white means unity and red means the blood of heroes."  

Lisa-Fernandez said eleven students are signed up for the program, which is set to meet Thursdays in October.