It's Autumn! Teaching Tips and Topics From INFOhio for Grades PreK-3
It's Autumn - cooler temperatures, shorter days, crisper air, and yes, runnier noses. It's a great time to teach your little learners about the change of seasons and how they affect the world around them. Check out these resources and tips from INFOhio to help teach your PreK-3 students about Autumn.
Watch Fletcher and the Falling Leaves and How Do you Know it's Fall?
Then, do the Puzzlers together as a class - Word Match for vocabulary, Fact or Fiction, and Which Came First for sequencing. Finally, browse through the Explore the Web tab to find printables, fall leaf animations, and more games to play with the students.
Search for "autumn" and use the Lexile limiter on the left to find articles and activities from Scholastic News and other publications for kids. Make sure to view and print the PDF version if available for engaging, full-color content. Hint: Scholastic News Teachers' Editions can be found in Explora for Educators. Just search for "Scholastic News."
Read about scarecrows in Early World of Reading's Welcome to Reading.
Then, go to Print and Do to find a fun activity that uses Trek, the scarecrow from Trek's Travels. For example under Letters, use Draw a Picture of Yourself Next to Trek. Under Sets, there are several printables that ask students to find the similarities and differences in pictures of the scarecrow.
Don't forget to take a look in Know It! under the Weather category for the Changing Seasons article and Cool Autumn article, both nonfiction.
Finally, check out the streaming videos available in the DVC. Search for "autumn" and limit your search to PreK-3. You will find several videos appropriate for your students to view."Fall" is available in both Spanish and English for ELL.
There's lots of great content for your PreK-5 classroom at www.infohio.org! Bonfires, football games, and falling leaves - INFOhio has it all! (Except for tissues for those cold weather bugs!) Happy Fall!