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Posted on Nov 01, 2013

Grade 6 Día de los Muertos

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This week’s Grades 3-6 assembly showed our sixth graders to be willing collaborators and solid communicators as they presented Día de los Muertos ofrendas. An ofrenda is an alter made to commemorate the life of someone who has passed on. After researching the lives of people they admired and constructing small ofrendas in their honor, sixth graders taught the younger students about their findings. They shared honorees’ life stories, including important accomplishments (Jackie Robinson as baseball’s famous #42) and personal likes (John Lennon’s love of corn flakes cereal). Following the assemblies, all students visited a traditional ofrenda, assembled by two volunteer parents, honoring Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

If you are interested in Frida Kahlo’s work, Spanish teacher Carol Radchik recommends the exhibit The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings. Her Life. Her Story. at Liberty Station, which features the only exhibition worldwide where all of her paintings can be seen in one place. It runs through Jan. 10, 2014.

Alison Fleming
Head of School

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