l is for leaf

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touching on the concepts of symmetry and leaves changing colors in autumn, we made leaves.  on a precut leaf shape out of big manila paper, preschoolers drew with red and yellow crayons where they wanted the paint.

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a teacher covered their lines with paint

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folded over and rubbed like crazy (without worrying about paint that sneaks out)

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and the best part:  opening!

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we’ve done this for hearts and valentines and butterflies, but not leaves before.

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