May 5, 2021 | Felicity Greene
As the days continue to get warmer and the children spend more time outdoors, there have been so many observations made about how the environment has changed. Grass growing in the fields, trees blooming with flowers, and birds bathing in puddles, are just a few of the signs of spring that the children have noticed during our time outside.
The children have always been enthused with the idea of bringing nature indoors, especially in terms of sticks and rocks. In the fall, the class collected leaves of all different varieties and colors. The leaves were examined, and the children used them to make rubbings with crayons. Those wonderful creations decorated the tree that lives in the classroom. Now that we are in the midst of a season filled with so much newness and beauty, it was decided that we should once again decorate the tree with some beautiful springtime leaves.
This week, the children worked together to compile a collection of leaves from Church Square Park. They used magnifying glasses to take a closer look at the leaves and made note of what details they saw.
“It’s green. There are no curves, there are lines.”
After all of this work, the children spent time doing observational drawings of the leaves that they worked together to collect. Finally, they will add color and cut the leaves out, preparing them to adorn our classroom tree. Check back next week to see how the tree in the Sky classroom blossoms!