Día de los Muertos

Today’s topic for Big Time Literacy’s July Blogging challenge: What is your favorite holiday to celebrate with your students?

This last year we studied Día de los Muertos in Social Studies.   Then, after the school wide Halloween parade we created an altar.  A few parents came to help and many sent in supplies. We made marigolds, Papel Picado (the flags), and skulls.  One mom even sent in fresh pan de muertos!  Students brought in pictures of family members who have passed away to add to the altar.  It turned out fabulous!  By far my favorite holiday with them because the students learned so much about the Mexican culture.  I can’t wait for this October!

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