The leaves may not turn colors here during Autumn, but that didn't stop Mrs. McLean's Pre-K class from doing a little outdoor investigation using the fallen leaves! The students headed outside to each select a leaf for their project. Using magnifying glasses, they observed the different properties of their selections and learned about using their senses to make observations. How did it smell, what qualities does it have to the touch, what does it look like? In order to explore the concept of symmetry, they folded the leaves in half and practiced drawing the other half of the leaf on their own paper. After their observations were complete, they moved onto leaf stamping Not only did this lesson help the students explore some of their new math and science concepts, but it also combined visual arts and fine motor skills.