It's finally the first day of autumn... even if it doesn't feel like it where you are (it's still 90 degrees in Texas!) and we're ready to celebrate the season.
We have a fabulous fall giveaway for you! One lucky winner will receive a box full of fall fun! In the box there are festive decorations, fall stickers, books, and math manipulatives.
Learn more about the books included below:
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert (hardcover)
From Publishers Weekly
“A narrator recalls the Leaf Man that used to live nearby but recently blew away with the wind. From that breezy beginning, the narrator imagines the different flight patterns the Leaf Man may have followed "past the chickens, toward the marsh,... over the prairie meadows,... past the spotted cows," and punctuates the lyrical text with an occasional refrain ( "a Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows"). All the while, Ehlert sparks her foliage flight of fancy with her snazzy leaf collages. Fiery maple, brown mottled catalpa and bright yellow ginko leaves take the shape of various animals and objects on each spread. The boldly colored background papers, of varying texture, make the leaves pop. And, in the type of clever book design for which Ehlert is known, the pages are die-cut and/or patchworked at the top to create a rolling, flowing effect throughout.”
After reading this story, take your students on a nature walk to see how many different signs of fall you can discover. Have students collect leaves along the way to make their own leaf man. Then have the children write a "Leaf Man" adventure and tell about all the places their leaf man travels.
When the Leaf Blew by Steve Metzger: a fun story with repetitive, silly text
We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger: three friends go hiking to the familiar "Going on a Bear Hunt" pattern
The Leaves are Falling One By One by Steve Metzger: told in a similar chanting patterns as "The Ants Go Marching"
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