Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Nature Study with a Bit of Science
To demonstrate this, I drew out leaf outlines and then had Anna paint them red, orange, and yellow. When that dried, she painted green on the upper half. All three leaves have the same shade of green painted on them, but the different colors underneath make the green appear to be different shades. So, in the summer when you see a tree with light green leaves (like a tulip tree) you can know that in the fall that tree will turn yellow. Our black oak has very dark green leaves, and in the fall it turns burgundy. (The leaf out lines were traced from a black oak leaf.)
The reason for the poorly executed cursive is that I have been trying to write out things for Anna in cursive more often, so that she will get used to reading it, and in doing so I have realized that my cursive needs some serious help. Not exactly like our Zaner-Bloser example page. It's not even strait.
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