Monday, August 15, 2011

Class 6- Tree Paintings

For this week the lesson was based on the theme of the week which was "Earthly Treasures," so we did paintings of trees, allowing students to make their own color choices.  We began by reading "The Giving Tree," by Shel Silverstein, a complete classic to evoke a deeper appreciation for what trees/nature provides for us.  We named the many parts of the tree and embellished them with leaves and little details of nests, fruit or animals in the scene.  Here we get to see all the roots deep in the ground, a shade darker or tint lighter than the color of the tree above the ground depending on the color of the earth.