Tuesday, November 15, 2011

back to basics

Florida isn't really known for it's seasons...in fact our seasons are centered around footwear. We have flip-flop season (aka March-December) and close-toed-shoe season (January and February). Of course half of us crazy Floridians wear sandals all year round!

That being said, I can't tell you how many of my kiddos have never even seen a leaf fall off a tree (or knew that leaves changed colors in the fall). I had a colleage head up to her rental home in New Hampshire and asked her to bring me back a box of leaves. She was perplexed (she never knows what my intentions are half the time! Ha!) but obliged....

Sometimes I like to get creative with art projects, but sometimes the tried-and-true art projects are just as beautiful...my students just LOVED making their leaf rubbings. I didn't give them any color scheme(s) to work with, I just let them explore and they had a GREAT time! I love that sometimes with art it's not necessary to reinvent the wheel, even though we all try to.

Happy Fall, ya'all!


  1. Its amazing how children can grow up in such different surroundings!!! Here in Ireland the trees are almost bare now after a rather mild Autumn. We have had every Autumnal colour imaginable in the past 2-3 months. We are now beginning to talk about the possibility of snow again this Winter and the chance of a day or two off school as a result!!

    Love your leaf rubbings.