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Sunflower Children in September:
Combining Experiences in Poetry, Art, and Connections to Nature
October and The Poetry of Falling Leaves
Children explore the school grounds, gather leaves, and look for signs of the season. Returning to the classroom, they are immersed in literature, poems, and songs about leaves. With leaves in hand, they experience the cycle of nature again through drama. Children sing and dramatize the poetry of Falling Leaves:
Leaves are falling; falling to the ground.
See them gently twirl around; dancing ‘til they touch the ground.
Leaves are falling; falling to the ground..
Favorite information picture books:
- Leaf Man, Lois Ehlert
- Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, Lois Ehlert
- Look What I Did With A Leaf! Morteza E. Sohi
Songs and rhymes to memorize:
- Leaves Are Falling, Nellie Edge
- Like a Leaf or a Feather, anonymous
- One By One, Margaret Wise Brown
- Who Has Seen The Wind?, Christina Rosetti
A November Poem for Your Poetry "I Can Read" Notebooks.
no green grass
no blue skies
no bare feet going by
no leaves on trees
After children have a memorable sense of this rhyme, use it to model and engage them in interactive writing using the words “yes” and “no.”
"I Can Read" Poetry Notebook Resources
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Our “I Can Read” Poetry Notebook Bundle is so affordable! Purchase now for your biggest investment. (Remember, each update will be included with your purchase.) We will add many additional monthly and thematic collections of songs and rhymes on our TPT Store by the end of 2020. Scroll through the beautiful preview featuring student poetry and art to see what is coming.
For over 4 decades, I have shared my love of music and poetry with educators. I hope the September photo essay, “Poetry in the Lives of Children,” will bring a smile to your heart too.
Download traditional and copyright-secured poems, songs, and rhymes for Poetry “I Can Read” Notebooks.
Ready now on TPT:
- September: (includes 40-page photo essay—"Poetry in the Lives of Children” and 33 individual “I Can Read’ pages)
- Coming soon
- October and Falling Leaves
- November Themes of Thankfulness
- Small Poems of Some Delight
- Sciencing Songs and Rhymes