Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fall Leaves, Fall Leaves, What Do You See? I See a Freebie Waiting for Me!


When I lived in New England I was so excited when fall arrived and the leaves started to turn such magnificent colors of red, orange, and yellow. Fall is truly a beautiful season and I was surprised at how beautiful it was even in Alaska. Although fall was only 3 weeks long it became a sea of gold.
Even in northern Florida we still get a taste of fall usually in November and I am stilled awed by all the beauty that surrounds me. I wrote a Fall Leaves Unit which I just revised. It includes a Shared Reading Book called, "Green Leaves, Green Leaves" about the leaves changing colors in the maple tree. Here is a glimpse of the first page.
Students will not only listen to the story but interact with the story with different colored leaves that they will color.They will also enjoy performing one of two plays about fall leaves. There are Make and Take books at both the K and 1st grade levels, a Word Wall, Picture/Word Matching Activity and a fun "Fall Tree Journal" where they will draw and describe the leaves on a fall tree over a period of time. You can see sample pages of all the reading and writing activities, the Fall Tree Journal and other activities when you download the Preview.  Just click on the picture below.
Here is a sample of one of the plays. This is for Kindergarten. There is also one for 1st Grade.
While performing the plays students will either wear character necklaces or make a fall leaf hat and I found some cool free fall hat crafts for your students to make, too. I love this one with tissue paper which you can access by clicking on the picture below.
If you have beautiful fall leaves where you live how about having your students make one of these? Just click on the picture to find out how to make it.
I have also made a free emergent Reading Book called, "The Color of Fall Leaves."
Just click on the picture below to download your freebie.
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Wherever you live I hope you have a beautiful fall season. Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Arlene, those leaf crowns are beautiful! I love in Southern Cal but surprisingly we do see beautiful fall colors here where I live north of San Diego. Hubby is from Boston so he really got to experience it. I'm so ready for fall. :O)
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  2. Super cute - love the leaf crown idea for our little ones!
    Always nerdy,
    Mel and Gerdy

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  3. Those leaf crowns really are spectacular! Thanks for always searching out such great finds, Arlene!
    Linda

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  4. What a cute idea. We have mostly green leaves north of Seattle. It's been warm here lately. I'm expecting that to change soon.
    Artistry of Education

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