Please know - I love, love, love Halloween.
It is during fall. It is during football season. It is 4 days after my birthday. It is about candy and creativity - who does not love those two?
Historically, most of my ELL's have not enjoyed Halloween. It is not a holiday they celebrate, for a variety of reasons across a variety of cultures.
So I wanted to do a holiday celebration that would tie into our informational writing piece these past two weeks.
So el Dia de los Muertos is what we went with. Despite it's Halloween-esque appearance, it is quite different. Well, I say that, and in modern day cultures it has taken on an additional Halloween like tradition of dressing up.
Anyways, we read a Narrative and an Informational book about the holiday.
Here is our anchor chart. Yes, cemetery is spelled incorrectly. I fixed it, after the picture.
Our focus was writing facts and putting the facts in order.
To celebrate, we created name skeletons and sugar skulls.