Friday, September 14, 2012


Hey friends....Fall is in the air in Utah.  I love Fall!  Leaves are turning the color of burnt red 
and orange pumpkins.  The hills and mountains are becoming vibrant and there is a definite 
chill in the air.  It is my favorite season of all and I love the long, too long, summer days to 
go "bye, bye."  I'm happy to be teaching and to be the librarian at a great school.  All this 
makes me very happy.  Here are some Amazon picks, but many of them are my favorites, 
especially "Read Leaf, Yellow Leaf" and  "Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert and Shrinking Days, 
Frosty Nights: Poems about Fall (A+ Books: Poetry) by Laura Purdie Salas.  I enjoy anything
by Seymour Simon.  

Discussion Questions:  
1.  Have you noticed something different about the weather today or lately.

2.  How do the leaves look?  Are they changing colors?  What colors are they turning?
3.  What season is it going to be on Sept. 21st?
4.  What season has it been for the last 3 months.
5.  What other changes happen in the Fall?  What is another name for Fall
6.  What sorts of things do we do in the Fall?  What about in our yard?  
7.  What season is next?  What do we do to get ready for this season?
8.  What is your favorite season?

Art Project:
Go outside on a nature walk when there are a bunch of leaves, but not too crunchy.  Let 
the kids rake them up and then collect their favorites, not to many, in a bag of their own.  
See "Leaf Man" below.  Let them glue them together to create a leaf man, after you read the book, by Lois Ehlert!  
It's adorable.  Give them googly eyes or construction paper for additional features.

These 2 are big favorites of mine as well:  

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Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert (Sep 15, 1991)

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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! 

by Lucille Colandro (Aug 1, 2010)

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Mouse's First Fall 

by Lauren Thompson and Buket Erdogan (Oct 1, 2006)

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I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book 

by Alison Inches and Hiroe Nakata (Sep 8, 2009)

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