Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Reporting... What I learned about El Dia De Los Muertos!!!

5th grade artists are studying Mexican and South American Art as our school district's cultural focus for this year. We learned about the Mexican holiday called, "El Dia de los Muertos" or the Day of the Dead. The name can be a little misleading. It makes us Americans think of morbid things and Halloween. However, this Mexican holiday is not at all creepy or scary. Instead, it is meant to be a way to honor and remember loved ones who have passed away already. People celebrate the lives of those who are gone with food, art and festival.

Here we are working on our own El Dia De Los Muertos creations with our skeletons doing something they enjoy or something celebratory!

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