Mrs. Murphy's Spanish Class

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Day of the Dead sugar skull

"Dia De Los Muertos"
Day of the Dead
November 1st and 2nd

Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican Holiday which honors the souls of the dearly departed. It is a combination of the Catholic Holidays "All Saints Day" and "All Souls Day" as well as a blend of their native traditions. It is not a scary day. In fact, it is a festive celebration. Sugar Skulls are a traditional decoration. They are skull shaped designs formed out of a doughy, sugar clay which is molded into the shape of a skull. They are then colorfully decorated into symmetrical designs.

¡Hola!

My name is Maria Murphy and I am very excited to be teaching Spanish to your children. This is my 3rd year as part of the St.Peter of Alcantara Family and I'm pleased to say that I am now meeting with students in grades K - 8.

We have a lot of exciting things coming our way this month. We will be using technology in all of our classes while building basic language skills which will be a great foundation for language learning in the years to come.



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KINDERGARTEN: We will start with basic songs in Spanish to learn things like colors, numbers and simple words. New words will be introduced through song, poetry, and storytelling. 

GRADES 1 & 2: In celebration of "Dia De Los Muertos", we are designing sugar skulls which are a traditional decoration for Day of the Dead.

GRADES 3 & 4: In celebration of "Dia De Los Muertos", we are designing sugar skulls which are a traditional decoration for Day of the Dead.


GRADE 5:
  In celebration of "Dia De Los Muertos", we are designing sugar skulls which are a traditional decoration for Day of the Dead.

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GRADE 6: In celebration of "Dia De Los Muertos", we are designing sugar skulls which are a traditional decoration for Day of the Dead.


GRADE 7: In celebration of "Dia De Los Muertos", we are designing sugar skulls which are a traditional decoration for Day of the Dead.


GRADE 8: In celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, students created paper sculptures of a sugar skull.


TRIMESTER 1 SPANISH EXAM FOR GRADES 6 - 8
WILL BE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

EXTRA HELP OPPORTUNITIES: If the need arises, I am available for extra help after school from 2:30 - 3:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 



I look forward to a wonderful year!
Gracias.
Señora Murphy

mmurphy5632@stpeterspw.org