At GRC, Mrs. Elgueta’s ELL students helped showcase National Hispanic and LatinX Heritage Month by making Guatemalan Worry Dolls. Three students are from Guatemala, while Mrs. Elgueta’s husband is from Chile.
Worry dolls (also called trouble dolls; in Spanish, Muñeca quitapena) are small, hand-made dolls that originate from Guatemala. According to legend, Guatemalan children tell their worries to the Worry Dolls, placing them under their pillow when they go to bed at night. By morning, the dolls have gifted them with the wisdom and knowledge to eliminate their worries!