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Viva Oaxaca! October 4, 2012

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Do you know how to pronounce “Oaxaca”?  Every 2nd grader should be able to tell you!  They are learning about the Mexican folk art of Oaxacan alebrijes.  Instead of carving fresh wood, the students assembled their animals from wood pieces.  Our next step is painting bright, colorful patterns on the alebrijes.  A great picture book about this folk art is Dream Carver!

 

 

(I think the bug-eyed look is popular this year!)

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