First and second graders learned about the Days of the Dead, celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. This is NOT Mexican Halloween! This is a very important holiday in Mexico when they celebrate loved ones who haves died. One of the traditions on the Day of the Dead is to create an altar to memorialize a loved one. These altars are often decorated with colorful sugar skulls. First and second grade artists looked at pictures of sugar skulls and created their own using colored pencils and construction paper. They loved this project!