For the past 2 weeks my first graders have been exploring the element of space. They created autumn oil pastel resist landscapes. The students organized their landscapes by using a horizon line and we discussed foreground and background. They were suppose to put at least one tree in the background and at least one in the foreground. I taught the students how to make "Y tree" which is when they draw branches on their trees instead of a lolly pop tree (which is just a trunk with a big circle on top that is suppose to look like leaves). The students drew the trees with oil pastels and the next week painted over them with watercolors.