The class looked at photographs of trees and discussed where the leaves actually grow on them.  We found leaves grow at the ends of the branches, and not on the tree trunk.

The children were then given a tree and red and yellow paint.  Their instructions were to finger-paint yellow, red, and orange leaves to their tree.  First, we completed the yellow leaves.  Next we added the red leaves.  Lastly, we did the orange leaves - the children excitedly discovered that when yellow and red are mixed together, they create the colour orange.  Some students also painted leaves falling off the tree as well as leaves covering the ground.   
 


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