Many people believe that the Day of the Dead is the Mexican version of Halloween. This is not true. . . The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 2nd of each year. It is a time for remembrance of loved ones lost and ancestors that came before us. People dress in skeleton masks and festive outfits to celebrate life after death.
In honor of Dia de los Muertos:
4th and 5th graders are making sugar skull two way drawings that may represent different people or different aspects of themselves.
3rd graders are working on sugar skull collage.
K-2 are still working on a variety of line and shape artworks. They will be introduced to Day of the Dead concepts a bit later in the month.
So excited to share in this celebratory Mexican tradition this month!
February is Black History Month, but in the Hedke artroom we talk about embracing diversity all year long!
Some current projects that we have going that teach the acceptance of others and futhering our understanding of others include:
All hands In - A project that symbolizes the fact that no matter what our race, heritage, background, lifestyle, dress, etc., etc , etc., we are all one TEAM.
Jacob Lawrence Collages - A collage that shows how community impacts our lives. We look at African-American painter Jacob Lawerence's work, read a book he has illustrated and find out about the meaning of his community inspired artworks. We then create a community inspired collage of our own.
Lauren Dziadosz is a K-5 art teacher at Hedke and Anderson Elementary Schools in Trenton, Michigan