Social-Emotional Learning

Rainbows of Hope

By Gillian J. Furniss, posted on Apr 11, 2022

As a leave replacement art teacher, I taught at several public schools. During one lesson, I asked my kindergartners to draw rainbows. We talked about how a rainbow is a visual representation of the color spectrum and a powerful symbol of hope. I showed them an illustrated book, Nature’s Light Show: Rainbows by Kristen Rajczak, from the school library. It explains the nature and science of rainbows with photographs. Then we discussed the order of the colors in a rainbow from top to bottom.

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