Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dia de los Muertos

On Monday we had a festive celebration of the Mexican holiday "el Dia de los Muertos" (the Day of the Dead) where they pay homage to their relatives and friends who have passed on before them. The 5th grade and 1st grade were studying the Aztecs, the Mayans and the Incas of present-day Mexico, so we combined their studies with projects in art and cooking.

The 1st graders were very creative in their costume-making.

Sicily and Jenna debate which food to try next.

Mexican music and handmade tissue paper flags gave authenticity to the atmosphere.

Ms. Polly gets into the spirit!