Lesson Plan - FALL - Autumn

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Autumn, interchangeably known as fall in North America, is one of the four seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere), when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the temperature cools considerably. One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees.

From www.en.wikipedia.org

Book I am using with this lesson:

Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley


How I used this book to teach about FALL/Autumn:

Book: Read or listen to the book with your child.

Discuss: My focus on this book isn’t so much about the season fall, but about change and how that can be hard. If you live in an area that does not see a change in the season of autumn, this is a great book to use to visually SEE the changes. Otherwise, you can talk about a time that your child or you experienced change and how that was tricky.

Craft: Check out THIS beautiful fall art project you can do with paint and Q-tips. Or view my Halloween or Thanksgiving pinterest boards for more ideas.

Products I’ve created to go along with this lesson:

October 5th is National “Do Something Nice Day” I created a product for your child to think about others (you can make the connection to someone going through a difficult change: a friend who just moved schools, a grandparent who just changed jobs, etc.)

I’ve also created a Fall Scavenger Hunt for children ages PreK-2nd Grade

Video to teach about FALL/Autumn:  Autumn Fall Video for Kids & Toddlers Reading

Music to inspire and teach this season: Vivaldi Autumn (The Four Seasons)

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