Monday, November 14, 2011

Field Trip!

Every few years Ms. Temple and I team up to do a Dia Day Los Muertos field trip. We go to
They take such good care of us-- with cool art projects

They always have lots of interesting and personal alters for the holiday....
These are created to honor ancestors and to celebrate their lives. Favorite items, foods, and photos are often a part of the alters.
This alter was for three still born babies... a hard one for me, a mother of young kids, to see.

This was the alter that really grabbed our students attention. It was for a 15 year old that passed away in a car accident. She was an excellent boxer and was loved by her community.

Maddie Rhodes also has lots of cool art and sculptures around for us to enjoy.

We also had some great Mexican food and enjoyed some time at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.