Consider your Audience (& each other)

Planning a Percy Jackson play & finding non-violent inspirations By Dawn Velez Since the beginning of the school year, the Kindergarteners found a fascination with monsters. I wanted to explore the idea of monsters in storytelling because it can be open to more than one interpretation possible by imagining a creature of your own rather [...]

Different and the Same: Mixing Our Skin Tones

By Bernadette Nicholas From early in the school year, skin tone has been a common topic of discussion in the Sprouts Room. Research shows that children notice physical differences, such as skin tone, starting from an early age. Not talking about it leaves children to make assumptions about why those differences exist, often basing their [...]

A Journey Towards Self: Self-Portraits

By Amber Norman “The tool of every self portrait is the mirror. You see yourself in it, turn it the other way and you see the world.” -Agnes Varda Look closely into the mirror, what do you see? Look closer, what else do you see? Look even closer…. Creating a self-portrait is very personal process. [...]