On Tuesday we introduced November's theme of Around the World by making Mexican calaveras in honor of Dia De Los Muertos--also known as Day of the Dead! Calavera is Spanish for "skull" and on Dia De Los Muertos--which falls on November 1-2--these skulls are represented in decorations, costumes, and sugary foods as a way of honoring family, friends, and ancestors who have passed on. Check out our calaveras in this week's photo gallery!
Ms. Stephanie also showed us how to make these great Native American shields. We used feathers and yarn to decorate our shields and many of us drew our favorite animal in the center of the shield. It was so fun.
This week we also started our first session of Thursday Clubs, where students get to choose one area of concentration to focus on each Thursday from 4:30-5:30 for the next six weeks. This session of clubs features Art with Ms. Nicky, Music with Mr. Sam. Cooking with Ms. Kristen, Gym with Mr. John, Science with Ms. Brittney, and Chinese with Ms. Stephanie. Wow! The kids are so excited about all of the awesome things they'll be learning in the next six weeks.