The leaves are falling and it is getting colder outside. That means we are in the season of fall! We had eighteen children and eight adults today. A little smaller group then last week, but it was raining outside. We started today by talking a little about the four seasons. I then read our first story
I Know It's Autumn by Eileen Spinelli This book describes all the things we see in nature that change when the season changes to fall. After the story I read a poem called, "four leaf colors." The children helped me act out the wind blowing a certain color of leaves off the tree. After the poem, I invited the children to pick up a leaf. We then sang a song called "Yellow Leaves" to the tune of " London Bridges Falling Down." We practiced color recognition in these activities. I then read
Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka This book is sooo much fun to do with the children. The book tells about things that happen during fall, but the words are all mixed up! For example, apples are orange and pumpkins are red. The children had a good time helping me correct everything that was wrong. We then sang "The Leaves of the Tree" to the tune of "The Wheels on the bus." We again used our leaves to act out the song. Our last story for today was
In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes This story has very simple phrases and beautiful pictures. It tells about the leaves changing colors, being blown off by the wind, and that winter is on its way. Our craft today was to paint leaves on a tree using q-tips. Next weeks theme is pumpkins.