This year during the Halloween season our students explored “El Dia de Los Muertos.” ‘The tradition of staying in touch with your ancestors, your deceased loved ones, is powerful and beautiful. To not turn your face from death, but to celebrate the life and the soul of the one you loved is quite possibly the greatest form of love there could be’.
We explored Mexico in the the art around the world project in the kindergarten. We explored its ancient history in 4th grade making Maya masks and learning about the Spirits guide, we built Chichen itza temples of the Serpent God in 5th grade and we enjoyed all aspects of this fascinating celebration, from colourful and scary sugar skulls, skeletons, papel picado and marigold flowers.
Our children were so excited of painting their own t-shirts, making all sorts of Halloween crafts and playing with our special haunted house.