We read the great book, The Colors of Us, by Karen Katz and discussed the unique and wonderful differences of each and every one of us. I taught these young children some art tricks about proportion and they drew their faces as I lead in drawing many different ones on the board and with my document camera. Their results are fabulous! I find it so interesting the colors they choose to use. The book is great because it uses words like sepia and cinnamon and chocolate. The students relate and I hear them talking positively about their own skin colors during the reading. Yet, during the coloring part of this lesson, it's so interesting how the colors I seem them choosing. Especially the blues and purples! Any ideas? Is it just pure naivety or creativity at this age?