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Some Ideas for Autumn in the Classroom!

It's autumn! That means it's time to learn!  Here are some books that will bring autumn into the classroom:

Can you tell I love Gail Gibbons?  I think she really captures the level I teach, combining interesting information along with the second graders reading level.

The Tree for all Seasons goes along with our science curriculum.  We have a "Class Tree" which we observe, record, sketch, and follow through the seasons.

I was able to convince my class to choose the maple tree right outside our class window.  We went outside to sketch it the other day, but it sure is convenient in the dead of these New England winters to be able to sketch it from inside the classroom!

Here are a few You Tube videos to get fall started:

This is by Harry Kindergarten Music.  It's a little young for my second graders but I love the "riddle" verses.  I might just have them make up their own riddles after listening!

It's Bill Nye the Science Guy! To me, he'll always be a star, especially with fun videos like this.  It shows fun activities for each season the kids will love, and a fun song explaining the earth's tilt as it relates to seasons.

As much as I hate to see summer end, I always look forward to Autumn in New England! I hope you enjoy it!


  1. Great post Sally! I agree: always hard to let go of summer but Fall is so nice. Unfortunately, we usually go from beautiful sun and warm to very cold, dark and rainy all in ONE day in Vancouver. Oh well, it's a good time to take out my new Fall clothes! I will have to check out Gail Gibbons. :) Thanks for sharing.

    :) Shelley

    The Perks of Teaching Primary

  2. I love the 4 seasons in a year song! I can use that tomorrow with my preschoolers. Thanks!

    Learning Ahoy!


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