While painting today, we talked about how we can use various shapes to represent different things. For example, I drew a picture of a tree and we painted different colored fall leaves all over it. We talked about how the painted leaves were exactly that: leaves. Then on another tree she used corks (which have a round shape when painting) to paint the leaves. We discussed how the circles she was painting using the corks represented the leaves on a tree because they weren't actually leaf shapes like in our first painting. As she painted we talked about other ways we could represent leaves on a tree. She came up with using smaller dots, stickers, stars and glued on macaroni! I quite liked the macaroni idea so we may be doing that one soon :)
Here are the results.