May 12, 2021 | Felicity Greene
Last week, the children had began work completing observational drawings of spring leaves that were found outside during park time.
After a few days of having the leaves inside, the children noticed that they were not keeping so well, instead becoming dried up and crumpled. However, the children still wanted to fill the classroom tree with more leaf drawings. So, the they made use of the class iPad by taking it to the park to capture some close up photos of leaves.
Then back to the classroom it was to get to work. The children once again took time to carefully observe the leaf images and represent them through observational drawing, adding small details and paying close attention to the colors that they saw.
“Every leaf has lines.”
“I wonder what they are for?”
“The lines are for maybe making stems.”
After the children finished their drawings of several kinds of leaves, they worked to cut the leaves out and hole punch them to add green string. This was the final step before hanging the leaves on the branches of the classroom tree. Slowly but surely, the branches began to be filled with beautiful leaves of all different shapes and sizes.
“I can see the one I made! They make our tree beautiful.”