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Fall FUN ideas (Literacy, etc.)



Next week we are starting to learn about FALL. I have been searching for some CUTE/FUN ideas but I am limited. I would like to find ideas for centers or for writing. I saw a book called "Leaf Man" I thought possible we could make our own leave man BUT I need to incorporate writing of some sort, even it is just copying something or matching letters of the alphabet. Any ideas? Also, if you have any ideas for literacy for FALL (ANYTHING!) please let me know :)


"Leaf Man"

You could take a line from the book, or just "L is for leaf/leaves" (or something similar) and write it in dotted letters so they can trace, or have them copy it onto the bottom of their own leaf man pictures.

Ms. K

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Tracing pages

I have several pages that have a picture on the top half of the paper and a phrase about fall writen on the bottom half of the paper. These are on our writing shelf and a student can choose one, get a clipboard and a piece of tracing paper and then copy the whole thing and color in the picture. I have sentences like:

In autum the leaves fall to the ground. (picture of swirling leaves)
I am dressing up like a ___________ for Halloween. (blank space for picture)
Our class is going to the pumpkin patch. ( picture of pumpkins)

The master copy is glued onto fall colored paper and laminated so they can be used over and over.


fall literacy

I have a writing activity every week for the Work Board. This week we are making a class book entitled "Autumn Fun" The starter says, "In the autumn, I like to ____________" with several lines for text. I take one group of 4 or 5 kids each day. We talk about the things we like to do in the autumn that we can't do as well at other times of the year. The children dictate to me what they want and then go back to another table to illustrate their story page. We will put the book together at the end of the week and start it circulating to the different homes with an accompanying parent log book. Next week we will do a Halloween book that has no starter at all. The children will talk about any aspect of Halloween they want. Again, I will scribe and they will illustrate. My purpose is to develop the writer's voice. As the year goes on, they will take over more and more of the scribing.
How about this one. Play Vivaldi's Four Seasons for Autumn and have the children illustrate what they are imagining. Here is a narrative to go along with your explanation. http://www.baroque-music-club.com/vivaldiseasons.html

Autumn – Concerto in F Major

The peasant celebrates with song and dance the harvest safely gathered in.
The cup of Bacchus flows freely, and many find their relief in deep slumber.

Adagio molto
The singing and the dancing die away as cooling breezes fan the pleasant air, inviting all to sleep without a care.

The hunters emerge at dawn, ready for the chase, with horns and dogs and cries.
Their quarry flees while they give chase.
Terrified and wounded, the prey struggles on, but, harried, dies.