I found this project on the blog, Deep Space Sparkle. With a birch tree visable from my elementary classroom in New England, it felt like a project worth pursuing. We could observe the uniqueness of this beautiful tree that dots our landscape and create a beautiful project for the winter season using a variety of techniques. I used this with my second grades in two different buildings and had extreme results. One group created the project your see above while the other building was a disaster! I want to think it was the excitement of December that created a varied results but I can't verify that as a truth. The project was beautiful when created by students in the successful building and I am glad to be able to post a few results to share with everyone. This was the first opportunity for students to mount their own works.