PKers create "Mini-Me's"
As a class, Pre-Kers begin to identify and celebrate the various physical and emotional characteristics, as well as the individual experiences, that make them unique. We talk about our name stories—how they were chosen just for us—the people who make up our family, and our traditions. As often as possible we tie in stories and projects to the various parts of our DEI curriculum. For example, after reading The Colors of Us, by Karen Katz, each Pre-Ker mixes paints to match their skin color. They discover that it takes many colors—even green and blue—to make a perfect match, and that each one of them has a very different and unique skin color. Using that paint, the children create a mini self portrait of themselves, adding their other unique physical features.