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This project focuses on social-emotional learning. It is a positive way for students to work out their problems because that experience is often lacking in early childhood. ACE stands for adverse childhood experience, and this project is a way for students to learn to work out their own social-emotional issues through art. Each month, the students have a reading focus that they pick out together. This reading focuses on a different social-emotional aspect such as being scared, happy, sad, etc. After reading the book together, an art medium is chosen for children to express their own experience with that emotion. So far, they have drawn with crayons and used paper-mâché, and in the future, they will paint, use digital art, and clay. This project is also for parents to work out their ACEs as well so that they can raise their children in healthy social-emotional environments. The goal for this project is to be an ongoing project, and continue with the new class next year!