There are so many neat things you can do in your classroom during the fall season!
1. Make sure your students know that fall can also be called autumn.
2. Make sure your students know the difference between a pumpkin and a jack-o-lantern!
3. Carve a jack-o-lantern. Let each child have the opportunity to be a part of the carving AND cleaning out the inside! Vote on what kinds of eyes, nose, and mouth your classroom wants your jack to have! :)
4. Bake the pumpkin seeds. Set your oven at 350 and bake seeds for about 10 minutes (maybe 15 depending on your oven). Sprinkle the seeds with brown sugar or salt and let students try them!
5. Go on a fall walk! Give each student a sack and let them pick up anything they find that is "fallish" After returning, let everyone share what they have, and put them in the "Fall Box" in your Science Center! Students will spend lots of time in the Science Center at this "Box" because THEY participated in the collection of the items.
6. You will have lots of leaves from your fall walk so do leaf rubbings! Put them in a book.
7. You will also have rocks, paint the rocks!
8. Read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert! Then make a leaf man for your classroom!
9. Decorate your classroom with lots of bright colors! These is such a wonderful time of year, and remember you are in your classroom all day--make it homey!
10. Set centers up with a fall theme; try to incorporate some sort of "FALL" into all of them.
There will be projects posted in the different areas for you reference back to!
Have a Happy Day!