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Celebrating Day of the Dead at Weldon E. Howitt Middle School

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At the end of October, 8th grade students in Ms. Caracappa’s Spanish class celebrated the Day of the Dead—a Mexican holiday set aside to honor loved ones who have passed away. Students learned about traditional foods and wrote poetry in honor of family members, famous Hispanics, and pets who have passed on.

The lesson included a trip to The Chocolate Duck, where they made traditional chocolate skulls, followed by lunch at Caracara Mexican Grill.

“This is the third year we’ve been running this trip in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Ms. Caracappa. “The students love celebrating it, and especially like exploring all the culinary aspects of the holiday.”

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