Day of the Dead Presentation y Calaveras de Azúcar
Mrs. Rita gave a presentation about Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Students learned about the historical origins of the holidays and their transformation into the celebrations of today. Through video, PowerPoint, and hands-on activities the students were able to investigate and compare aspects of each tradition.
Ana, Emilia and Andrea’s mom, kindly volunteered to organize a Sugar Skull-making experience with the Elementary and Extended Day classes. Gracias!
Middle School Field Trip to Pilsen
Students had the chance to visit an area where the culture thrives – the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen! With Ms. Sophia as a guide, students explored the many murals that have blossomed in the most unexpected places — on the fronts of homes, along railway overpasses, and wrapped around train platforms. Ms. Rita led the visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art in which the offerings/ofrendas displayed were admired and studied by students and teachers.
The trip ended at the wonderful and unique restaurant MeztiSoy. In addition to serving authentic and fresh Mexican food, they also offer a variety of vegetarian Mexican meals and fresh fruit juices. Chef Raul directs the kitchen; he cooked for us and explained some secrets of the Mexican cuisine to our students.
Every fall, the Senior Elementary visits Nature’s Classroom Institute, in Wisconsin, for a five-day residency. It is more than a week of interactive outdoor exploration -- it is the ultimate community building and personal growth experience. The timing of this adventure provides many benefits for our Senior Elementary community. As it is a shared experience early in the school year we have a common bond to relish throughout the year, fostering a natural and wonderful tradition of community storytelling, “Remember at Nature’s Classroom when…”
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