Last post for tonight, I promise! I am getting so behind with posting my lessons, I just realized today-hence, all the posts.
The students actually observed real leaves that they brought in, they did a wonderful drawing, outlined with sharpie (my favorite!), learned about contour lines and drew some around their leaves. Then, they had to blend oil pastels inside their leaf to make it look fall'ish. They cut out the leaf and contour lines and glued it onto a background of their choice.