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Thursday 22 August 2013

Looking up at trees....

Hi friends and welcome to my new followers!  I hope you enjoy stopping in here often!

Today I wanted to show you an art lesson I have done today with my year 2's.  We have been talking about lines and perspective.  So I showed them this picture I found on Pinterest (click on the pic for the pin address)

 Unfortunately we couldn't go outside because it is FREEZING here and it rained today which made the ground icky...also I did not want to hear back from parents that I was irresponsible....I just do not need that.

We discussed the size of the trunk near the edge of the photo and the size of the trunk as it got taller.  We also talked about how you can see some individual leaves and then some that look like a green mass.

Then it was their turn to produce a piece of art titled "Looking up at Trees"  They had to draw in the trunks and the sky and then use their thumbs to mix some yellow and blue paint to create a green shade, they repeated this process throughout the painting to create different hues.  Then they used thumbprints to make the leaves.  Here are a few for your perusal....

I love them!  
I plan on doing a poem to go with them using adjectives for students to show their understanding of how to use adjectives.  

Speaking of adjectives it has been a focus for my students the last couple of weeks and to help students explore the different types of adjectives I created this sorting activity.  Here is a sneak peek before it goes up in my store.....soon......

I can't wait to share their poems with you!  Hopefully they will be ready by next week!  Have to go the hubs is making fruit cake and I sense disaster...


  1. Beautiful Tania! My holiday memories of Tasmania are filled with beautiful trees and forests! Cannot wait to make it back one day soon!

  2. Isn't it amazing what kids can do. You have got the Little Learners focusing on such an interesting perspective. Looking forward to their poems.
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  3. Your adjective sort looks great! That is a fabulous photo to use with teaching students about lines and perspective. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    1. You're welcome Vanessa! There are so many great photos to use for art. I like to give the kids a bit of a kick start with it. My adjective pack is now in my store! I will post the link on my FB page and put some photos up to show the kiddos using it.


  4. I love this art activity! Thanks for sharing