When: Monday-Thursday Nov 17-20 during "Open School Week" 8:40-9:15am Where: 2nd floor, in front of 217's library
217 invites you to come and see our Dia de los Muertos/A Celebration of Life display. Students from all grades participated in the contribution to the display under the direction of Senora Suarez 217 K-2 Spanish teacher. Each grade continued an art project after studying about Mexico's version of a family tree. The children learned about their ancestors and the heroes in their country's history. 217 values all those who have come before us and celebrate Dia de los Muertos as a celebration of life and acknowledgement of their contributions.
Mr.Hirsch and the ELL students made a tree of life with leaves, flowers and butterflies.
Ms.Haya and the Kindergarten students in the art studio made the Sombreros, First graders made paper bag trees, Second graders made Molas in the art studio.
Third graders with Mr.Zappala and Ms.O'Connor made rain forest animals, rain sticks, butterflies and flowers.
Fourth and fifth graders with Ms.Ciravolo, Ms.Pavone, Ms.Ho and Ms.Disla created amps, table dioramas of the first encounter with Christopher Columbus. They made dream catchers, protective shields, owls and rain sticks representing the Native Americans in New York.
Mr.Ulmann and the Middle School created maps and skeletons to celebrate the era of exploration.
Ms.Sanchez celebrates the life of a student we lost too soon, Jesca Emmanuel in Jesca's corner.