Symmetry and Days of the Dead

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First graders practiced a number of skills in this Days of the Dead calaca collage.  They practiced cutting a symmetrical shape by folding the paper and cutting half the shape.  They also practiced cutting a shape within a shape to create eyes, noses and mouths.  Students observed a number of examples of calacas, or decorated skulls from the Days of the Dead celebration in Central America and added designs using oil pastels.

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