But once students get into the season and begin to remember all the wonderful things that autumn brings pumpkin pie, Halloween costumes, and jumping into piles of leaves! These 30 new journal prompts will help your students get in the spirit of autumn. When you step outside during the fall, what do you see? What do you hear?
Gather students together and discuss with them the names of the seasons. Print each one on a separate chart paper. Help the students to think about how life changes with each passing season. Ask them questions such as: Do you wear the same clothes all year?
Why or why not? When do flowers appear in gardens and parks? Choose one of the books about seasons to share with your students. Why does it happen in that particular season and not another? A Class Project Explain to the students that everyone is going to take part in making a mural to show each season.
Have prepared a very large circle of mural paper you may need to tape several widths together to make a really large area divided into quarters. Each quarter should have one of the seasons as its title. Spring Discuss and add to the chart.
What happens to the trees at this time of year? Are baby animals born?
What clothes do we begin to wear? What sports or activities begin? Task for the mural: Invite each student to draw a Spring picture of an animal, plant, or activity or cut out a suitable picture from a magazine. Paste the pictures on to the Spring quarter of the mural. Summer Continue discussion by asking what season follows Spring?
What happens to the baby animals? How do the trees change? What different sports or activities begin? How are clothes different in the Summer? Add their observations to the chart. Invite each child to draw a Summer picture of an animal, tree, or activity and paste the pictures on to the Summer quarter of the mural.
Fall Ask the students what season follows Summer?
How does the weather change in the Fall? What different activities take place in the Fall?
What do animals do to prepare for the next season? What is different about the clothes worn at this time of the year? Why is this season called the "fall"? Add the observations to the chart.
Draw or cut out pictures and paste them on to the Fall quarter of the mural. Winter Review the different aspects of Spring, Summer and Fall. What happens to flowers, birds, trees and animals during the Winter? How do our own lives change during this season?
Draw or cut out pictures and paste them on the Winter quarter of the mural. Follow-up Activity After looking at the finished picture, share lots of discussion comparing the different activities, clothing, changes. It is important that the students come to the realization that the seasons form a cycle that is repeated every year — a circular pattern.
Display the mural on a wall either in the classroom or outside in the hallway. Then suggest to the students that they may like to make their own "Season Wheel".The Fall seasonal pages will provide you with great resources for a number of fall related topics. Ideas within these pages include resources for general activities like poetry, leaves, and apples.
You can also find more specific resources for the following: back-to-school, Red Ribbon Week, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and more. The third set is perfect for back-to-school and the first day of school, and even includes a page to get the children thinking about their goals for the new school year.
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Find specific seasons and seasonal weather lessons in the spring, summer, fall, winter and severe weather and natural disasters sections below.
Four season videos and resource links immediately follow. Fall lesson plans, themes, printouts, crafts, and clip art. Math, Science and Language activities with a Fall theme. List of words to use for autumn writing projects. Fall Activities for Kids Word search puzzles, dot to dot puzzles, mazes, and coloring pages.
This early reader features writing practice and a word search. Perfect for fall lessons. Your elementary grade students will love this Seasonal Fall - Numbers Shapebook. Use this fall themed shapebook to complete the ten frames.
This maple leaf shapebook is a fun way for to learn words related to the fall season. Also makes a great. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards above.) W Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.