Nov 14, 2009

Day of Dead Dance

Day of the Dead,November 2nd, is a popular celebration in Mexico. Families and friends gather together to remember loved ones who have passed away. The celebrations are upbeat and colorful because they are in remembrance of the happy and funny times shared between the deceased.


The 3rd grade decorated skeleton bones and the 5th graders made the paper flowers for the hats, and together it made our dancing Day of the Dead creation. The 3rd graders did a great job of using all the different lines we learned about earlier in the year to make interesting designs. Flowers and swirly lines are the two most common Day of the Dead skeleton designs.
Decorated Upper Arm by Jermaine, Davion and Earl...Oh science connection, the 3rd graders learned upper and lower arm, thigh, calf, skull, ribcage, and other anatomy words :-)
Artwork by 3rd and 5th graders, and special thanks to Art Club for putting the skeletons together.

Chyna is posing in front of the skeletons, I covered her face because I still need to get photo release forms...believe it or not she is not wearing a mask, I am just good with Photoshop :-)

6 comments:

  1. Both educational and impressive...I like how you keep from just doing the lame themes of pastels, paints, charcoal, and incorporate class with pop-culture and festivities...keep up the good work teach.

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  2. TRINITI C.A MAYEMay 5, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    HOW DO U MAKE THEM?????!!!!!

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  3. TRINITI C.A MAYEMay 5, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    NICE SKULLS!!!!

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  4. TRINITI C.A MAYEMay 5, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    MAYBE U CAN SHOW US IN AFTER SCHOOL!!!!! HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH !!!!!!!!!

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  5. TRINITI C.A MAYEMay 5, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MISS REARDON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. TRINITI C.A MAYEMay 5, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    NICE POSE!!!!!!!

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