Monday, November 28, 2011

Fall ACROSTIC Poetry and Scarecrows

Fall Books We have Read This Fall! :

Fall is Here by Pamela Jane

When Autumn Comes by Robert Maas

It’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall

The Little Scarecrow Boy

by Margaret Wise Brown

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

Nuts to You! By Lois Ehlert

A Season for All Trees by Robin Bernard

Apple and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

Barn Dance by Bill Martin Jr.

We did this door knocker as a fast finisher....

I like to take a few days and talk and write about the seasons....just before they are going to change... So last week we made these GINORMOUS Scarecrows! And we did some AUTUMN Acrostic Poems. This week we are just about seeing the end of fall and the beginning of the winter season.
Poem on the back of our scarecrow art....

 Here are some books, and poems that I share with my class.  And we sing a few of the songs too.
We read lots of books about fall....

 

 Here are my students getting into their scarecrows! 

We made 3 foot tall scarecrows!  

Giant Scarecrows were lots of fun....


We put extra rafia on the back of the arms and legs of our Scarecrows

"Five Black Crows"
("Five Green and Speckled Frogs" tune)

Five crows all shiny black,
Sat on a scarecrow's back
Eating some most delicious corn.
Yum, yum!
Scarecrow winked and shouted, "Boo!"
Scared a crow and away he flew
Now there are four black shiny crows.
Caw, caw!

*Repeat verse until no crows are left.

We wrote some cute Acrostic Poems about Autumn

 And here are a few of our AUTUMN ACROSTIC POEMS. 

Sloppy copy on the right....final copy on the left....
 We always start with a sloppy copy, then they get edited by me, then they rewrite onto some nice paper...then last is color the illustrations. 

It's been a fun FALL! 



Fall Acrostic Poetry...

Scarecrow, Scarecrow 

("Twinkle,Twinkle, Little Star" tune)

Scarecrow, scarecrow turn around.
Scarecrow, scarecrow touch the ground.
Stand up tall and blink your eyes.
Raise your hands up to the sky.
Clap your hands, then tap your knees.
Turn around and tap your feet.

Scarecrow, scarecrow touch your toes.
Scarecrow, scarecrow tap your nose.
Swing your arms so very slow,
Now real fast to scare the crows!
Tough your head, jump up and down.
Now sit down without a sound.


It is hard for me to see my favorite season go by the wayside. I love FALL so much. And I am not ever ready for a Utah winter. But alas, the seasons change. So I guess I will welcome winter anyway!  And I'll look forward to skiing on my new skis!  Woo Hoo!  

 

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