Students have been learning about contour drawing which is drawing the outside line of an object. They have also been gaining understanding of mixing secondary colors from warm and cool primary colors. The students used these skills to draw and paint the leaves. They first drew the leaf then painted the inside with water. When the paper was still wet students dropped in analogous colors that reflected the colors of the leaves they saw while at Memorial Park.
The students then wrote poems using the words they wrote down when observing the trees. This was their first of many poems they will write this year.