Senora Kunins' Spanish classes at High School East celebrated Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with a class ofrenda, decorations and authentic chocolate caliente de Abuelita (Abuelita Hot Chocolate). Día de los Muertos is a bittersweet but joyous day of remembrance, honoring loved ones who have moved on from the physical world.
Students used their language skills to learn about cultural differences through analyzing the Disney movie, Coco. They investigated the difference between los alebrijes (spirit guides) and los xoloitzcuintles, discussed discipline and compared the character Ernesto de la Cruz to Pedro Infante, a Mexican singer. Additionally, students participated in a contest to see which class could create the most colorful skull poster.