Teacher Tresa worked with the Sunflower class to create a painted paper winter scene. The children learned about tints and shades as they painted Christmas trees. They added white to their green paint to get a lighter color, making their tree look as if it is partly covered in snow. Painted and texturized papers were torn and cut, then used to create the final project. The children tried out several color combinations for their “hills.” Some liked complementary colors, while others preferred to stay in the same color family. Teacher Tresa met with the students a few days after the first part of the project to reflect on whether they might add to it or if the children think it is complete. Student reflection and input is vital to each masterpiece! Some students chose to add some beautiful, shiny accents to complete their pieces! They turned out beautifully!