Friends were running races, building seesaws, and inspecting the gigantic creature Lou Lou brought, but Charlie noticed a beautiful leaf and shared his treasure. This piqued Rowan’s interest who began gathering leaves also. The pile got so large we needed to get a bucket to put them in. Rowan was more attracted to dark leaves that were roughly the same size, “Theyre twins!” Charlie was collected leaves with several colors that blended together. They began to describe the leaves paying special attention to size and the way the colors changed. Austin and Jack began to collect brown leaves that were crumbling apart, Austin suggested we collect them for the compost.
It came from this tree but it must be from up high because it is the same shape as those leaves but it is much bigger. It’s a dinosaur leaf. Charlie
Inside, Charlie and Elle chose to work at the easel. They selected there favorite leaves and taped them to their paper. First they chose their palette, paints that most closely matched the color of their leaves. Fir Charlie it was pinks and oranges, while Elle selected browns, reds and yellows. Charlie traced the leaf with his finger to help understand the complex shape, before painting. He began with blocks of color and then created the outline of the leaf. Instead of painting in the shape, he decided to paint on the actual leaf. Elle recreated her leaves with the paint, noticing where the colors changed and used a smaller brush to create the details of the veining. After painting the leaves, the children reminded us to give the leaves to our composting worms, who are very well loved and cared for.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.