Dia de los Muertos celebrated at TCMS

PRUNTYTOWN—Students at Taylor County Middle School celebrated Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

In the United States, the Day of the Dead celebration began on Tuesday, October 31 and ended on Thursday, November 2.

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, as well as by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States.

Mrs. Skaggs Spanish Class celebrated by creating altars to remember the dead, performing dances and eating traditional Day of the Dead foods.

In addition, students throughout the school got to get in on the celebration by having their faces painted and learning about the holiday, on Thursday.

Fifth grade Special Education Teacher Sheri Hanberry shared that her students did an unit on Day of the Dead in which they incorporated geography.

During the unit students had to identify a country in the world that celebrated the Day of the Day and created a power point presentation to share with their classmates.

“It took them seven to eight days to complete it and as an reward for all of their hard work, we came down to get faces painted and see the projects,” she said.

She added her students enjoyed the altars the most. She also thinks this experience of seeing a different culture will help to broaden their horizons.

Skaggs shared that celebrating the Day of the Dead is a tradition at the school.  Her students really seem to enjoy learning about a different culture and presenting their projects to their classmates.

“I am happy to give my students the opportunity to try something different and learn about different cultures,” expressed Skaggs.