This Saturday at ISLA, students spent the day learning about the Day of the Dead, a cultural day that has been celebrated in Latin America for many years. Among the different classrooms, teachers led their students in numerous activities, from craft-making to singing to dancing and much more! The children learned about activities and customs that are common in the celebration of the Day of the Dead.
In the 1st and 2nd grade class, students had the chance to design and decorate cardboard skulls to use as masks. They then used these masks while dancing along with their teacher, who led the song with the accordion. Students from the 3rd and 4th grade class fashioned skull-shaped sugar cookies. After baking, the students had them as a snack!
Students also learned about the cultural significance of the Day of the Dead. Using paper, students cut out patterns and used these to decorate altars to the dead. The kindergarten class did an excellent job and decorated a beautiful altar to honor Frida Kahlo.