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Ms. B. Tenorio from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Understanding Culture El Día de los Muertos in Spanish

My students need tissue paper, dough, sequins, markers, construction paper, glue sticks, etc.

  • $477 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember being in Spanish class? Do you remember doing a variety of projects to understand the culture? My students have not had the opportunity to learn another culture besides their own. So I am opening the doors so they can understand another culture by doing cultural projects.

I teach Spanish at a small, alternative high school.

The school is located in an impoverished, inner-city community. Many of my students have encountered many obstacles in their educational process, but overall they have come back to school to take control of their own lives and prepare themselves for a better future for themselves and their children. My students are eager, creative, strong-willed and motivated to learn another language and its culture.

My Project

I am asking for tissue paper, glue sticks, glitter glue, dough, construction paper, markers, sequins, etc. so that my students can create magnificent projects for "El Día de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead). Students will learn about "El Día de los Muertos" and how many the Hispanic culture honors a deceased person. Students will create a marigold garden, make sugar skull replicas, make papel picado (cut-out paper), and overall work together to create a class altar that will commemorate deceased loved ones or someone they honored who passed away. This project will help students learn how certain cultures deal with death, and they will be able to compare how they honor the dead with the traditions of other cultures and compare it to their own culture.

Understanding culture is very important when learning another language.

With the "El Día de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) project students will think about the perspectives and practices that shape and influence the culture. They will be able to compare the traditions of the Hispanic culture to their own.

Ms. B. Tenorio
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PRINT DAYS OF THE DEAD SET OF 12 • School Specialty Inc. $29.35 2 $58.70
PAINT TULIP 3D FABRIC PNT PUFFY SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $6.41 1 $6.41
PAINT 3D FABRIC SLICK SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $6.48 1 $6.48
TISSUE PAPER REMNANTS 1# • School Specialty Inc. $6.93 1 $6.93
TISSUE KOLORFAST ASST REAM • School Specialty Inc. $42.74 2 $85.48
DOUGH CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC WHITE CLASSPACK OF 75-1 OZ PKGS • School Specialty Inc. $36.09 1 $36.09
GLITTER CRAYOLA GLUE WASHABLE SET-9 • School Specialty Inc. $4.11 1 $4.11
PAINT TULIP 3D FABRIC PNT MTLLC SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $9.89 1 $9.89
SEQUINS MULTICOLOR ASSORTMENT 11 OZ • School Specialty Inc. $7.31 1 $7.31
GLUE SOBO 4 OZ CRAFT AND FABRIC • School Specialty Inc. $2.84 5 $14.20
PAPER TISSUE CIRCLES 4 PACK OF 480 • School Specialty Inc. $5.60 3 $16.80
MARKER WASH CLASSIC ASST ST/8 ST • School Specialty Inc. $3.50 5 $17.50
GLUESTICK ELMER'S CLEAR .24OZ 30-PK • School Specialty Inc. $13.00 1 $13.00
GLUE STICK XTRA STRENGTH .28 OZ PACK OF 24 • School Specialty Inc. $12.91 1 $12.91
CONST PPR 9X12 SMART STACK 300 PER PACK • School Specialty Inc. $6.64 1 $6.64
CONST PPR 18X24 BLACK TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty Inc. $6.45 1 $6.45
CONST PPR 18X24 WHITE TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty Inc. $6.45 1 $6.45
PAPER ORIGAMI FOLD EMBOSSED 6 SQUARE PACK OF 100 • School Specialty Inc. $16.14 1 $16.14

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