Monday, November 17, 2014

Thanksgiving Art, Science, and Thankfulness project

We're just started a unit that will center on Thankfulness for these next 2 weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. We did this project Saturday which incorporated art, science, and character building.

We collected an assortment of leaves outdoors, and brought them inside to examine and identify them. We mainly used this leaf identification website, Tree Leaf Key, to identify leaves and talk about things like pinnately lobed vs palmately lobed leaves, alternative vs opposite veins, and different varieties of trees. The website didn't have every possible tree type, but it has the major common ones. (I didn't find gingko leaves in there, but we can identify those easily).

Then we copied, cut out, and added detailing to enough leaves for 4 of us to each have a leaf until Thanksgiving.

Each evening, we will each write down something we're thankful for and tape it to our door frame as we reflect on the many blessings we have in life.

"Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" - 1 Thessalonians 5:18