Now that we completed our Tree Study, many random projects and pieces lay about our room. To bring it all together, the children created a mural of all that they learned. They began by viewing a picture of their adopted tree (Miss Maple or Yolk) and creating a painted representation. Next, they gathered their collection of created and found materials related to their tree. These included the bark rubbings, the tree portraits, dried leaves, and photos taken throughout the study. Each children decided upon the layout of his or her mural. Finally, each child wrote their observations upon small slips of paper and attached them to their picture. These final representations of our three-week study will be hung in the hallway next to the Pre-K room if you have the chance to view them.