It won't be long until Kindergarteners will be harvesting their lemon crop!!!
One of our kindergarten classrooms has a FABULOUS lemon tree that is absolutely loaded down with lemons right now. They plan to harvest them and sell lemonade as a fundraiser so there is a sign posted, "Please leave the lemons on our tree" (or something like that!!)
Last week and this week 2nd graders have been creating a multi-media representation of that tree.
They used the above photo enlarged on the Smartboard and oil pastels to draw the tree trunk, shading the dark side and highlighting the side hit by the sun.
|This trunk was done with paint. We actually ended up using oil pastel instead.|
Next they used wet-on-wet technique for a wash of the sky and ground. This was one of those projects that used a LOT of different media.
The leaves were sponge painted on using regular tempera, again shading the dark side with blue and tinting the light side with yellow.
The last step was make the lemons with oil pastel (again, shading), cut them out and glue them on. I asked kiddos to notice how many lemons were on the tree and how they overlapped each other frequently. Some remembered this as they glued their lemons.