I've done these leaves ever since I learned them when I was a student teacher. (thank you Mrs. Roper!) They love getting their hands in some Karo syrup + food coloring. We love the shiny result.
Dallas Clayton, you know I love him, came out with a new book and of course I got it. It's a book of poems. Very Shel Silverstein. Can't wait to read it to my kids, but for now it's on my bedside table.
I have a sweet student who draws pictures for me almost daily. I find them in her homework folder each morning. This one was particularly flattering. That jheri curl hair! my!
These fall art projects are pretty scrappy. I put them in centers and they enjoyed them. On the turkeys they practiced counting by 10's. The corn art was coloring in patterns.
I'm continuing my goal of making a class book for each language arts unit. This unit is about living things. We made a book about mammals. I had them illustrate using construction paper, but they couldn't use any pencils or crayons. I LOVED how they turned out! Isn't it amazing how they made the animals. Inspiring. These books have turned out to be a great assessment after the units. I can see that they learned!