Beginning with its pronunciation (pronounced DEE-a day loss MWER-toss), Señora Pasion brings stories and poems to each grade. Grades 1 to 3 hear about the excitement of a young girl helping her family with preparations for the upcoming festivities. Grades 4 and 5 use their Spanish Main Lesson books to write about why and how the day is celebrated. Grade 6 are working with Spanish poems - one about an old man who grumbles and complains about life, the 7th and 8th grades are reading the sad tale of the Weeping Woman, rich with historical and life lessons, and will watch some of CoCo the movie.
Our goal is for students to see their identity reflected throughout the community while they are supported and challenged to look outside themselves to understand, respect, and appreciate others. We provide curricula-based opportunities for students to learn about diverse identities, experiences, and peoples. We support them as they engage in and learn through age-appropriate materials and discussions. Día de los Muertos provides a living opportunity to bring a cultural experience to the grade school. http://ow.ly/rM5z30mpaVr