11/2 English 1 Agenda

Students wrote Calaveras Poetry, decorated a skull or oferenda, and learned about Dia De Los Muertos. 

Calaveras – Skull Poems

  • literally means “skulls”
  • poems recited for the Day of the Dead(All Souls Day) in Mexico
  • satirical poems that poke fun at people in a way that suggests they’re dead, even though they’re alive
  • satirized are politicians and other people in power or in the public eye
  • a way to make fun of the rich and powerful in a safe, accepted way
  • point out that we all end up in the same place in the end



The neighbor’s dog has chased me home,

Every day this Autumn.

I run away when I’m all-alone,

So it doesn’t bite my bottom.

Go ahead little dog and gnash your teeth,

But some day you will be buried beneath.


Teacher Marta was smoking a cigarette

Death came along and told her I will accompany you

for I can no longer smoke and if you keep up like this

the same thing will happen to you


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