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