The woods surrounding our school campus have come alive! We’ve been waiting for weeks for the foliage to turn, and it has finally happened. In addition to fresh air and exercise at recess, we look forward to nature’s stunning autumnal palette of greens, reds, golds, and oranges.
The view out our classroom window is equally stunning. It inspires us and leaves us wondering about so many things daily.
When we spotted April Pulley Sayre’s breathtaking new Full of Fall (click here to see more) on the library shelf, it immediately caught the eye of one of my students. “Hey! That looks like here at school!” one of my Kindergarteners cried. And it certainly does. After reading through the text, my young poets declared they thought is was another book that’s “really one long poem like Every Day Birds by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater.” Indeed it is!
The text is just brimming over with fabulous vocabulary, both descriptive and scientific. What a wonderful resource to accompany a study of seasonal changes, trees and leaves, as well as poetic forms.
We’ll leave you now with the view that greets us as we pull up to school each morning.
Brenda at Friendly Fairy Tales is our host today for Poetry Friday. She has some interesting insect info this week. Won’t you join us there?