Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September 2011 Schedule...

Here is our schedule for September 2011. I have first listed weeks, then our book/reading list, and finally the topics we will cover...if you have any questions about anything please leave it in the comments section, thanks!

*Note: Each day we do the 4R's: Reading, wRiting, aRithmatic(math), Religion(Bible)...*

-Autumn Treasures Day 1
-Migrating Animals
-Monarch Butterfly
-Gathering of food(nuts, seeds, berries)

-Make Butterflies
-Make bears in a den
-Patchwork Acorn
-Paint Birds flying south
-Paint/Draw foods animals store for the winter
-Acorn Dough Nuts

-Leif the Lucky
-Autumn Treasures Day 2
-Leaves Changing
-Trees Changing
-Weather Changing

-Leaf Rubbings
-Leaf and Stick People
-Tree Skeletons
-Make things from leaves and twigs
-Leaf Wreath
-Leaf Sugar Cookies

-Autumn Treasures Day 3 and half of Day 4
-Colors of Fall
-How People get ready for Winter
-Band Aid

-Make a Harvest
-Make a Nature Basket
-Make a Scarecrow
-Pinecone Bird Feeders
-Pinecone People
-Band Aid Ice Cream Cones

-Johnny Appleseed
-Autumn Treasures end of Day 4 
and Day 5
-Review Fall in General

-Apple Tree Painting
-Apples in a Pot Craft
-Do-A-Dot Paper Plate Apple Craft
-Mini Caramel Apples
-Safety Pin Craft

September Book List:
Nuts to you by Lois Ehlert
Now its fall by Lois Lenski
Nutty Nut Chase by Kathryn White
How do you know its Fall by Allen Fowler
Earl the Squirrel by Don Freeman
Acorns Everywhere by Kevin Sherry
In a Nutshell by Joseph Anthony
Chester Raccoon and the acorn full of memories by Audrey Penn
The busy little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
Animals in Fall by Martha Hillman
Big Wolf & Little Wolf, the leaf that wouldn’t fall by Nadine Burncosme
John Chapman: the man who was Johnny Appleseed by Carol Greene
The True Tale of Johnny Appleseed by  Margaret Hodges
An apple festival: orchards in autumn  by   Lisa Gabbert
Apples , Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Apples by Ken Robbins
Apple Harvest by Calvin Harris
The life cycle of an apple by Ruth Thomson
Feathertop by Robert D San Souci
Jeb Scarecrows Pumpkin Patch by Jana Dillon
The little scarecrow boy by Margaret Wise Brown
Fall by Sian Smith
Lets look at fall by Sarah L. Schuette
A walk in the deciduous forest by Rebecca L. Johnson
Gus is  a tree by Claire Babin
Count down to fall by Fran Hawk
Fall is for friends by Suzy Spafford
Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber
Fletcher and the falling leaves by Julia Rawlinson
Leaves in fall by Martha Hillman
Investigating why leaves change their color by Ellen Rene
Why do leaves change color? By Terry Allan Hicks
The Squirrel by James V. Bradley
Hibernation by Margaret Hall
Grizzlies and other bears by Shirley A Petersen
A monarch butterfly’s life by John Himmelman
Monarch Butterfly by Edana Eckart
The Journey: stories of migration by Cynthia Rylant
Incredible Inventions: Poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Ice Cream Cones for sale! by Elaine Greenstein
Nature Got there first by Phil Gate
Imaginative Inventions by Charise Mericle Harper
The transcontinental Railroad by John Perritano
Railroad Fever by Monica Halpern

Read Alouds
Leif the Lucky by Ingri D’Aulaire
Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky by Barbara Schiller
The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum

List of Topics Covered:
Migrating Animals

Monarch Butterfly
Animals hibernating
Animals gathering food
Leif the lucky
Weather in Fall
Colors of fall
Johnny Appleseed
Acorns and Nuts

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