Our first unit study will be on trees. While we won't get to every art project mentioned, this is a brainstorming list of all the ways we plan to incorporate trees into our lessons.
Each kid gets a brand new notebook and binder! Binders will have the following sections. Examples:
1. About Trees
Life cycle, types of trees,
2. Individual Tree "Portfolios"
Each type of tree identified will include a photograph (if possible); a drawing of the tree; answers to a questionnaire prepared as a fill-in-the-blank. Whenever possible, this information will be gathered in-person on our outings. When we see them in person, we will also collect an outline or rubbing of a leaf, a sample of pine needle and seed, etc. We will also note when we observed the tree and where it was located (example: Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA. January 9, 2014.)
3.+ The sections listed below will be assigned tabs
Business & Economics
Vocabulary & Spelling
Outings & Field Trips
Art & Play
We will probably not be able to complete all of these projects, but this gives us a great list to work from! Objective: To explore various arts and crafts mediums with a focus on trees.
"Tree" by Joyce Kilmer