Day of the Dead
Students at TPS have celebrated Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This Mexican celebration focuses on remembering deceased family members and friends each year 1st & 2nd November. This festive and social occasion was developed from ancient traditions of the Aztecs and welcomes the return of those who have died and recognizes the cycles of life and death.
Students learned vocabulary and songs, practiced creative writing in Spanish, watched different videos and decorated calaveras (skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings). These offerings include favorite foods and beverages of the departed, as well as photos and memorabilia.
Celebrating Day of the Dead allowed students including culture while learning the language. It was really fun and students worked hard! Well done!