This week we read the book “Autumn Leaves Are Falling” by Maria Fleming. This is a Scholastic easy reader that tells about all the fun you can have with leaves in the fall. It was great to connect Will’s experiences this fall to the characters in the book. He’s had fun raking leaves, jumping in them and covering his cousin and grandma up in leaves just like the kids in this book.
Grandma had some fun covering Will in leaves, too!
Of course for our project we had to make a tree with fall leaves. While reading another book we discussed the word, bare. Ever since then Will has been pointing out the bare trees all around town. So, tonight we started with a bare tree picture found here.
What a goof! This is the new posed smile.
Next, we used fall-colored ink pads to fingerprint leaves on the tree. Will just loves using stamp pads for projects.
I just love how he carefully completed this project. He really took his time and planned it all out. He was pretty set that he had to put the colors into groups (no mixing them up). I even suggested making some leaves falling off the tree, but no-go. It is so fun to watch his development in the short time we’ve been doing stART projects.
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