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Evergreen Trees January 20, 2010

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Landscapes can be tricky, but kindergarteners are starting to understand them.  Looking at various landscapes, they are noticing that closer objects are larger in size than objects that are far away.  Those objects that are far away are always closer to the horizon line.  To practice, the students drew 4 evergreen trees in a couple different sizes to show their distance from the viewer.

To paint the evergreen trees, the kindergarteners learned about shades of colors.  Looking at their clothes, they realized that jeans can be several different shades of blue.  Looking at landscape paintings, they saw that trees can be several different shades of green.  Each tree in their paintings started as green, then 4 other colors were mixed in, to create a shade of green.

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