Students in Preschool B were completely immersed in project work last week. Piggybacking on the brilliant idea of our Preschool A friends (they did the project previously), we re-read The Colors of Us by Karen Katz. We opened up jars and canisters of spices, herbs, and other foods that matched the skin colors mentioned in the book: cinnamon, ginger, cocoa, nutmeg, coffee, and more.
After much discussion about colors and fragrances, we got to work. At one table, on a large sheet of paper, we applied glue and sprinkled on an assortment of the samples. At another table, we began a lesson in “mixology” as we blended the spices together in big pots of water. It was so exciting to have the freedom and opportunity to pour, dump, stir, and create our own concoctions.