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Stone Soup Project
Posted 11/28/2016 10:00AM

One morning in late November, the Kindergarten and Fourth Grade collaborated on the Stone Soup Project, a unique experiential and multidisciplinary learning opportunity. The students deepened their understanding of the harvest and of building community in preparing their stone soup, an activity inspired by their reading of the book by the same name, a classic tale about the power of sharing and working together.

Working in small mixed-grade groups, the students each had a hand in creating the stone soup, a vegetable soup with pasta, and of course, one smooth stone as the starter. Students read the story, counted out and graphed ingredients, prepared the vegetables, wrote notes of gratitude and created a class poem, and most important, shared it with each other. For many, it was a new experience handling different kinds of vegetables and helping to prepare the food they would eat for lunch. They invited their Processional partners in First, Fifth, and Sixth Grades to join them for lunch. Over 130 students and teachers enjoyed stone soup that day.

Reflecting on how they were able to make lunch for so many, one student noted: "You can accomplish more together than alone."


 

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