Day 43 – Frida Friday!

FridaFrida Friday was recently held at Geist Elementary! The air was filled with mariachi music as students were treated to a visit from Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (a.k.a. art teacher Erin Green). Along with the sights and sounds of Mexico, students had an opportunity to create various arts like papel picado, a brightly colored paper banner that is hung for celebrations. Traditionally, papel picado are cut by hand several at a time using a chisel and hammer. Students cut their works one at a time with scissors and were amazed at the interesting designs. Another station invited students to decorate their own Calaveras masks, which are brightly decorated skulls symbolic for Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, a Mexican celebration honoring the lives of loved ones who have passed on. When their time together was over, Frida said, “Adios amigos, until our next fiesta.”Frida Friday

-Submitted by Kelly Pidcock,
Geist Elementary Media Specialist