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Pre-kindergarteners Share Gratitude with Painting Project

Students in Julie Brackett’s pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds recently completed a gratitude project designed to become a gift for their parents just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Brackett said students participated in each step of building three-layer picture frames holding their photos, which later became a special  for their parents. The students painted and decorated their frames, following up with adding a gloss coating, with help from Brackett. “My favorite part was the students’ reactions to the final step—adding their photos to the frames,” said Brackett. “Often in pre-kindergarten, it is more about the process and practicing the work more than the outcome. It is especially rewarding when the students have a completed project to be proud of and even more rewarding for them when they give their finished products as a gift of thanks.”