Digging Into the Day of the Dead

Second graders in Srta. Montse's Spanish classes studied Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, as part of their cultural focus on Spanish-speaking countries in North and Central America.
Día de los Muertos joyfully honors and remembers those who have passed on, as families celebrate their departed loved ones with flowers, food, colorful decorations, music, and more. Our students excitedly learned about the history and customs of these important festivities in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras, and created their own calaca skull masks, made finger puppets, and even designed colorful barriletes, inspired by the kites found in Guatemalan celebrations.

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