OESJ 7th & 8th Graders celebrate Día de los Muertos

Seventh and eighth grade students in Mrs. Hayes’ Home and Career Skills classes and Mrs. Elliott’s Spanish classes have been learning about a popular Mexican holiday called Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. In Spanish class students have read closely and completed a word web about the history, customs, and traditions surrounding Day of the Dead.  Day of the Dead is celebrated November first and second to remember loved ones who have passed away. Students learned that a popular food people make and enjoy is pan de muerto or “bread of the dead”. In Home and Career Skills class students learned about yeast and  how to make bread from scratch in order to make pan de muerto. After the bread was made students decorated it in colorful and ornate designs as they do in Mexico. All students got to enjoy the fruits of their learning and labor by tasting the bread in Spanish class on Day of the Dead.