I had some time to get a few posters ready that I want to use during the Fall unit, and I really felt productive! I made one with a song about leaves falling as well as one about investigating pumpkins – they were color-coded for Fall and had drawings of leaves or pumpkins. I am quite proud to teach the students the song and lead the discussion about our pumpkins 🙂 They will be on the wall and my webpage for the whole unit!
I have been searching for crafts and small groups to do with the Fall unit – as usual, there are are so many options! I saved button trees, fall painting with corks, leaf pressing, matching numbers on pumpkins, and a few songs 🙂 I look forward to trying some of these out, and hopefully getting through more of them than the pets unit (I only did a few due to the busy week of moving around other rooms and helping).
The Fall unit is here! This will be very exciting to see the children explore the different leaves and reasons for Autumn. On Friday, some of the kids started picking up leaves on the grass and noticing that they don’t all look the same – I am ready to help the class think critically about the world around them through science and other activities. I love the weather in Fall as well because it is cooler and just plain beautiful out in nature. Simply walking around the center, the children can get a feel for Fall and how it looks compared to the season before.