Kindergartners are preparing for a “souper” year at Sardis! Students were recently introduced to the idea of project-based learning by working together in an “Alphabet Soup Factory.” In reality, students explored important literacy concepts through hands-on activities and role play as chefs. Students also acted as kitchen crew, quality control managers, and marketing executives. Throughout the unit, these career-focused kindergarteners will experience a new letter each day. By the end of the first three weeks, the entire alphabet will have gone through production. Teachers have planned a culmination of the unit with an actual soup tasting experience for the students. Activities such as this one are in line with the Sardis' vision for project-based learning. Problem-based learning exposes students to activities focusing on curriculum standards and real life experiences.