Spanish/8th grade Religion
Instructor: Mrs. Baskin   

(day of the dead)

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Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated widely in Mexico, Guatemala and other Latino countries on October 31 through November 2.  This holiday coincides with our Catholic holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  This holiday was once celebrated at harvest time as a way to honor their deceased ancestors.  With the Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Catholic missionaries changed the holiday to reflect our Catholic tradition of honoring the dead on All Saints and All Souls Day.  The dead are honored with special altars showcasing their favorite things and foods from when they were alive, and their spirits return during this time to revisit their loved ones they left behind.  This is a joyful time for the families and they spend time cleaning up the graveyards, preparing special foods and remembering their loved ones with music and feasting in the graveyards or their homes.  Look for a note coming home the week of October 16-20 about our school wide altar we will put up to remember family and friends who have gone before us. Thanks for your participation!  :)


8th grade Living Saints Museum
Our 8th graders will dress as saints and talk to the younger students about the lives of the saints they have chosen.  This will take place 1st and 2nd period on Wednesday, November 1st.   They will have a brochure to complete on their chosen saint that is due on Monday, October 30.  


TINY CARDS:  click the links below to practice the vocabulary for each class.  


2nd grade: FIGURAS Y NUMEROS 11-20

3rd and 4th grade:  LA FAMILIA
 (new link)

5th and 6th grade:  unit 1: AMIGOS Y ALUMNOS

7th and 8th grades:  LA COMIDA

Email me with any questions or concerns :)


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Class Vocab, Rubrics, and Assignments
 Leccion 4-5.docx
2nd grade vocabulary
 leccion 9-10.docx
3rd and 4th grade vocabulary
 Lección 2 and 3.docx
1st grade vocabulary
 pk-k vocab.docx
PreK and Kindergarten vocabulary
 unit 1 vocab.docx
5th and 6th grade vocab
 unit 5 food project.docx
7th and 8th food project
 unit 5 vocab.docx
7th and 8th grade vocabulary