Creative Celina preschool
student has the answer: ‘They’d be cherry’
By SHELLEY GRIESHOP
Imagine the countryside covered in deep pink snow in the thick
It’s not hard to imagine anything when you’re 4
years old. So on Wednesday, preschool teacher Carolyn Highley
of Grace Missionary Church in Celina bravely asked her students
to be creative and choose a color they would like snowflakes
“Pink,” Heather Brackman chimed loudly. “Then
they’d be cherry snowflakes. They’d look really
cool falling on the school window.”
Brackman wasted no time drawing two high steeples atop a school
building and gluing her pastel pink snowflakes on the paper
Of course, the boys in the classroom wouldn’t be caught
dead with pink snowflakes. They chose yellow, green and blue
“I love blue because the sky’s blue and we could
build blue snowmans and everyone would have blue stuff stuck
on their shoes,” said Cody Houts, finally stopping to
take a breath.
Jarren Casto, not wanting to disappoint his teacher, chose yellow
snowflakes even though it was because “we couldn’t
Brackman backed him up. “Mrs. Highley doesn’t want
white ones,” said the little brunette.
“If snow was yellow, it would look like bananas. We really
like bananas,” Casto said, as his fellow students —
one licking his lips — nodded in agreement.
Michael Monfort made purple snowflakes, but isn’t partial
to the color. “I’d like to see green ones, too,”
So would Austin Hines.
“Green’s my favorite, favorite, favorite color,”
said Hines with a big, big, big grin. “It’s my favorite
’cause the grass is green and God made the grass.”