En la Clase: All About Calaveras

skeletons 2Tonight is our sixth and last workshop in our series on teaching about Día de los Muertos.  We’ve had such a wonderful time with all of the teachers and community members who’ve participated this year.  We’ve spent the last two days making pounds and pounds of sugar skulls and icing, so I’m sure tonight will be just as much as fun.  We also just installed the ofrenda we created for the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Día de los Muertos exhibit.  To say our LAII k-12 outreach team has been busy lately just might be an understatement.  We definitely plan to share some pictures of all of these fun projects soon!

Since I’ve spent the better part of the last two weeks covered in glue, glitter, tissue paper and sugar, I don’t have a new En la Clase post for you all today, instead I thought I’d share two of our more popular posts about calaveras.  They’ve got some great activities that your students will love.  If you haven’t read them before, take a minute to check them out.  The giant calaveras in “What My Calavera Did at Night” are always a student favorite.  My students were still talking about them in May.  Students absolutely love to make sugar skulls, and they are so much easier than you’d think!  The two posts are linked below.

En la Clase: Día de los Muertos, Sugar Skulls & Acrostic Poetry

En la Clase: What My Calavera Did at Night

Feel free to share any of your own ideas or thoughts in the comment section below.  I’ll have a new En la Clase post next week on one of my new favorite books, Los Gatos Black on Halloween. It’s perfect for this time of year!






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