Of course "harbinger" is the word of the day and after I told the kids that a harbinger is a "sign of what is to come" (sounds pretty thrilling when you put it that way, right?), the kids all wanted to share all the harbingers they've noticed out and about. Apparently, anyone who is anyone has either seen a forsythia bush or has one in their yard!
We started out talking about the simplicity of the forsythia flower and how it grows on the branches. A little green clasp with 4 or 5 petals growing out in a star-burst (we even counted!).
|Course, some people had their own ideas for drawing forsythia! And that's just fine with me!|