Lower School Spanish teachers Poli Aparicio and Michelle Fuster joined forces with art teacher Molly Hurd to lead students in creating an ofrenda, or altar, celebrating Día de los Muertos. The Mexican holiday honors family members and other loved ones who have passed away.
Pre-First students created skulls, while first graders crafted food. Second graders fashioned colorful paper banners, fourth graders worked on paper lanterns and fifth-grade students took charge of candles. “Students are excited to honor the lives of their families, pets and friends,” Aparicio says.