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Dia de los Muertos in Mrs. Gajodos' Classes
Dia de los Muertos in Mrs. Gajodos' Classes
Misty Mitchell
Wednesday, November 07, 2018

"My favorite part is seeing all the creativity of my students and setting up the ofrenda for the school. I ask students to bring pictures of deceased loved ones to go on the ofrenda, and we dedicated them to students or community members who died in the past year.."  ~~ Mrs. Gajdos on what her favorite thing is about teaching her students about Día de los Muertos.  Every year students in Mrs. Gajdos' Spanish I, II & III classes have fun celebrating  and learning about Día de los Muertos, a yearly celebration to honor the spirits of the dead.  This holiday occurs on November 1 & 2 and is recognized in Mexico, other Latin American countries as well as in the United States.   The students learn about other cultures & beliefs by comparing Día de los Muertos to Halloween and discussing how people's beliefs influence their actions.  Mrs. Gajodo hopes that through these lessons her students take away a better understanding of belief systems and other cultures as well as an appreciation for how people who have gone before them still have an impact on their lives.

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS PROJECTS ON DISPLAY!   CASIDY WITH HER DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS PROJECT   VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP TO THE OLD JAIL HOUSE ART CENTER   To culminate the festivities, Mrs. Gajdos' Spanish I class connected with The Old Jail Art Center in Albany, TX to discuss the history and meanings of Día de los Muertos.  They also viewed artifacts of this holiday that art center has on display.