Teachers at the JSHS have been very successful at combining the Positivity Project characteristics into their daily lesson plans, and one such example is Mrs. Yonta's Spanish classes. This past week, the trait P2 focused on was "Creativity," and Mrs. Yonta's classes all tapped into their creative side while learning about a Mexican day of remembrance, Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). 7th graders colored sections of a mural and then pieced it together, 8th graders colored calaveras (ornate paper skulls), and 9th graders created calaveras de azucar (candy sugar skulls). They all studied the familial traditions of this holiday with this iconic symbol and what their projects represent in the Mexican culture. Tully enjoys seeing our students learn about, apply, and accept all character traits that the Positivity Project promotes!
7th graders color sections of a mural.
Thomas Lu and Jackson Lennox show the mural
7th graders pieced together in Spanish class.
8th grade students color calaveras.
Finished calaveras in Spanish class.
9th graders making calaveras de azucar.
Sugar skulls created by 9th grade students.
Bob Ross sugar skull created by a 9th grade student.