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Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

Year-long eighth grade Spanish and Art students spent the week of October 27 working on interdisciplinary projects about Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead, a celebration that has been going on for over 4,000 years. During the week the classes met in the pit and; created artwork, presented projects, listened to a guest speaker, and culminated the unit with a visit to the theater to view The Book of Life. The Book of Life encourages us to celebrate and remember the past while looking forward to the future. This message reiterates the many layers of Dia de los Muertos which celebrates those that have passed through joyous festivals, and is a time to rejoice with memories of their loved ones.

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Author Marie Lu Visits CMS

Seventh-grade students were captivated by NY Times Bestselling Author Marie Lu during her visit to CMS on October 9. Ms. Lu is well known for the Legend trilogy. Most recently she published The Young Elites. Cardinal Lane Book Fairs sponsored Ms. Lu’s visit.

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