Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Picture Book Month Day 5: Seasons

Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative 
that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. 
Visit the Picture Book Month website 
Picture Book Month Day 5 theme: Seasons
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Leaf Trouble and Other Colorful Tales
Autumn is my favorite time of year-not too hot, not too cold. There is only one wee problem. I live in a area that is abundant in palm trees and very few trees with leaves that change colors. Thank goodness for all the wonderful picture books that let me live out my dream of beautifully Autumn colored leaves falling into gentle crunchy piles ready for kids to pounce in. 
Leaf Trouble
Author: Jonathan Emmett
Illustrator: Caroline Jayne Church
Publisher: The Chicken House
Publisher description: When Pip Squirrel wakes up one morning to find his home tree fallin to pieces, he goes nuts! Scampering about frantically, he starts gathering up leaves in colorful pawfuls.. But try as he may to stick them back on their branches, it's hopeless: They keep coming off. It's only when his wise, reassuring mama explains what happens in autumn that Pip begins to understand why...all the leaves keep falling down!

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Author and Illustrator: Lois Ehlert
Publisher: Harcourt Inc.
Publisher description: This is the story of a sugar maple tree and the child who planted it. As they grow up together, the child watches the tree through all the seasons. Ehlert uses watercolor collage, leaf-shaped die cuts, and pieces of actual seeds, fabric, wire, and roots in this rich introduction to the life of a tree.
Fantastic Fall Lesson plans and activities
Scholastic Seasonal Changes lesson plan and printables
Artsy Leaf Rubbings activity
Leaf Man 
Author and Illustrator: Lois Ehlert
Publisher: Harcourt, Inc. 
Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows.
Leaf Man sample pages
Leaf Man teacher guide

Season Activities for younger children:

I love the colors of Fall and these Fall Sensory Jars from Blogmemom look great and offer teachable learning moments, 

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love kid's hand-print art. I have dozens of my own children's hand-prints in cookbooks, favorite novels, and hanging on the walls. I don't think any art is more beautiful than watching your child develop and grow through the years. I like this example from Teach Kids Art

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