My students are loving the group leaf texture rubbings from Barbara's Thought of the Day. Two students actually "thanked" me for this cool leaf project (thanks Barbara.) The pleasure was mine!
I want to do more with texture and nature because it is such a big hit. The problem is we don't have a lot of "nature" around the school and we don't have a lot of time with back to back classes. So on a hike today, I started noticing tons of cool textures. If only my students could be there! Bittersweet! I collected tons of stuff for them to use to make a texture collage.
|Acorn Tops. The squirrels are actually throwing them down into piles this time of year.|
|Burrs. I read somewhere that burrs inspired Velcro. They are all stuck to my dogs tail too.|
One creating a texture creature inspired by. . .
Discussing the work of Andy Goldsworthy and creating a nature collage. This idea would be awesome if I had a great outdoor natural space and extra time to do it in instead of being stuck in a classroom.
Let me know if you have a nature collage or texture idea!