MECC Kindergartners Celebrate and Value Differences

MECC Kindergartners Celebrate and Value Differences
Posted on 05/19/2017

MECC Kindergartners Celebrate and Value DifferencesMason Early Childhood Center kindergartners in Soroya Smith's AM Penguin classroom created an activist mural to celebrate and value the differences, while spreading kindness.

It was a culmination activity for the Persuasive and Opinion Writing unit that collaborated with MECC art teacher, Sarah Varda. In the unit, students learned to convey a message to an audience with words and pictures.

Students used these key understandings to create messages in the format of letters, cards, and signs to provide opinions and solutions to problems. The unit focused on the two ideas that "We can make signs to change minds” and “We can write a letter to make the world better.”

Resources that were used during the unit included the book What Does it Mean to Be Kind? by Rana DiOrio, The Colors of Us by Karen Katz, and The Skin You Live In by Michael J. Tyler.

"Sarah allowed me to create an activist mural with my eager Kindergartners, and have the opportunity to share our voice with others during the Kindergarten Art show," explained Smith. "We plan to do more building-wide activities in the future that will send a message to our families in our district of safety, belonging and kindness! It's an honor to Grow Greatness Together!"

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