Jordan Diggs

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Hello Parents,

We will be kicking off the spooky month of Halloween by creating Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull portraits & learning a little about the holiday, Dia De Los Muertos, that is celebrated throughout Mexico. The multi day holiday focuses on gatherings of friends and family to pray for & remember friends and family who have passed on.


For the second half of the month we will be conducting a research driven art project.

Students will:

-Research and investigate a family member, famous celebrity, or historical figure that has passed away. RESEARCH LIBRARY DAY OCTOBER 16th

-Create a shoebox sized altar at school commemorating the chosen person based off of research.

-Write a paragraph based on their investigation, why they chose their person, and the reason why they put those items in the alter.

So, I am asking for your help to make sure your child brings in a box by October 12th. (shoe box, wooden box, cardboard box.) In order to build and construct their Dia De Los Muertos Altar. I will try my best to bring in as many extra boxes as possible.

I also want you to get involved in this project by encouraging your child’s research, aiding in gathering any materials for this project, and asking questions at home about what is happening in class. We will be displaying our altars int he library and around the school.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. Mahalo, Miss Diggs