|We collected leaves from the courts to put into|
the compost bins.
There are leaves falling everywhere.
|We filled some black sacks with leaves.|
|We carried the big sacks.|
|They were light but very bulky.|
|The compost bins are full of fruit skins.|
We put leaves on top of the skins to make the compost rich and make food for the worms.
|Here we are in the kitchen gardens beside one of the compost bins.|
|This is what the bin looked like before we added the leaves.|
|There are many worms.|
This bin is ready to empty onto the garden.
Meanwhile, back in the classroom, we collected leaves for another purpose.
Art making using screen printing.
|Red paint ready to turn the leaves red.|
|We put leaves on a page, cover it with a screen |
and spread paint on the screen.
|We spread the paint, pressing it through the screen|
with a rubber scraper.
|When we take the screen off, the leaves|
are printed onto the paper.
|Dan's red leaves.|
|Here is the screen with leaves that have|
already been used to make a print.
|The printed sheets drying.|
Here are some of the first prints of maple leaves from the tree at the front of the school.
|Screenprinting is wonderful, but very messy.|
|Maia found this spider in the playground. Is it a Huntsman?|
I think the little dog is very interested.