Second grade students created line/pattern leaves with scratch art paper. This is a project from several years ago. I had used the die cut machine to cut out maple leaves and the left overs were filed away. Since there were enough for my two classes, I decided to pull it back out again. Since 2nd grade had never used scratch art paper before, I had them practice drawing lines and patterns on a small scrap of the paper first. After mastering the technique, the stem was extended onto the leaf and veins added to created sections. Each section was filled with a different line pattern.
Finally, a few photos of the value webs from 5th grade. This project is a twist on one from Art with Mr. E that was popular a few years ago and you still find on pinterest. Instead of plotting along a line and then creating the value curves, I had students draw a spider web and add value around the web. Most students opted to add a spider using oil crayons once they were finished. These were especially striking.
So that will catch you up a little with the going ons. I'll try to post a little more regularly in the future.