Saturday, November 6, 2010

An Idea for Autumn

Owen made a pouch of his shirt and tucked in as many leaves as he could find.. Maddie looked for perfect little tiny baby leaves.  Gavin looked for the biggest giant mega leaves possible.  They all searched the ground for reds and oranges and spotted yellows while Benjamin carried his one orange treasure in his fist and gripped my fingers with his other hand.  

They skipped the last few steps to home and dumped their bounty on the dining room table.  They sorted and chatted and admired.  Then one by one, they selected their favorites and  I photocopied a page for each child.  The copies looks so real, we wonder why we cannot reach out and feel the texture of the veins.  

After pasting the pages in their nature books, they tossed the leaves out into the wind..."for other children," they said. 

Doesn't it look real?!


  1. Thanks for sharing this idea! It is amazing how much the photocopies look like the real thing!

  2. I love this! And, I love the idea of a nature book. How does that work?

  3. I'll have to write a post about our nature notebooks soon!


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