Ms. Jen’s high school Spanish classes have been preparing for El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). This week, they’re presenting a “mini-lesson” to lower and middle school students about this Mexican celebratory tradition, including the connection of the monarch butterfly to the observance of the holiday. Ask your kids what they learned!

If parents would like to learn more, Ms. Jen has shared a link to a short video that “follows a very traditional approach to the holiday and which, in an exquisitely uncommercial and simple way, shows a peoples’ love and commitment and resilience. I hope that you enjoy—my students did!” Additionally, Don Carlos likes another short clip, (about 3 minutes), that also tells about the tradition in a funny and tender way. At the end of the day on Friday, students of all grade levels will come together for some Día de los Muertos fun including arts & crafts and community activities!