In celebration of el Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, and in connection with Spanish class, the fourth grade students at Saint Frances Cabrini School created small remembrance boxes to honor someone in their family who has died.
Students also wrote a short tribute about their loved one. This project recreated, in a simple way, the ofrendas, or altars, that Hispanic families put in their homes to remember loved ones who have died. Students enjoyed sharing their project with their classmates.
Through this activity, students were also able to understand that, although the death of a loved one is a sad time, the Day of the Dead is a time of sharing happy memories of the life of those who have gone before them.