Lesson 5: Fall

Getting Started

Questions to Explore

  • How does the weather change from season to season?
  • How does the environment change plants, animals, and people?
  • Which types of activities occur in which types of weather?

Facts and Definitions

  • Winter, spring, summer, and fall are the seasons of the year.
  • September, October, and November are fall months.

Skills

  • Use ordinals 1st-10th (M)
  • Recognize and describe seasonal changes in the environment (S)
  • Collect and display data using pictorial graphs (M)

Materials

  • calendar
  • crayons, markers, or colored pencils
  • paint and paintbrushes
  • scissors
  • tape or glue
  • wax paper

Introduction

Materials: calendar
Ask your child if she can name the seasons of the year. If she knows the months of the year, ask her to recite them. If not, review the months of the year with her. Show your child a calendar and explain that the months follow one another in the year and that each month contains 30 or 31 days (except for February). On the calendar, show her how the days of the month fall on different days of the week.
Now look at the months of September, October, and November and explain that these months are usually considered the months of the season of fall or autumn. Ask your child if she knows what kinds of things happen in the fall. Ask her what her environment is like in the fall where you live.