Happy Fall Y'all!

The weather is starting to cool down a little here, so it's time to get things in the room ready for fall!
Here's what we've been up to and some things we will be doing later on this month!

We made Directed Drawings of pumpkins that turned out so adorably cute!
Pumpkin Directed Drawings, www.justteachy.com

We also made turkeys out of construction paper.  I showed the students my example, and then just gave them brown, red, yellow, and orange paper to create their own turkeys. Each one is so unique!
Turkey Art, www.justteachy.com

We cut letters out of magazines and matched them to the letters on our posters.
Magazine Letter Hunt, www.JustTeachy.com

Magazine Letter Hunt, www.JustTeachy.com

Our Fall Sensory Tub is full of leaves, sunflowers, acorns, mini pumpkins, gourds, and corn. (Most of these items came from Hobby Lobby.)  I also always include tongs, tweezers and spoons to scoop with to work on fine motor skills.
Fall Sensory Tub, www.JustTeachy.com

We are working on knowing the difference between letters, words, and sentences, so we are using this packet to practice sorting them.

Let's Sort: Letters, Words & Sentences

Pocket Chart Sort
Let's Sort: Letters, Words & Sentences,  www.JustTeachy.com

Write Around the Room
Let's Sort: Letters, Words & Sentences,  www.JustTeachyt.com

Here's a preview of what is in this packet.
Let's Sort: Letters, Words & Sentences,  www.JustTeachy.com

 Non-standard Measurement using turkeys to measure how tall everyone is.  The paper on the door says, "_________ is ____ turkeys tall."
Non-Standard Measurement with Turkeys,  www.JustTeachy.com
I made this one with di-cut turkeys and just hand-wrote the numbers.
I Have recently updated this and now have a version using adorable clipart!
non-standard measurement turkey height strip
It's now available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

I made this subitizing game to play at our school's Family Math and Reading Night, but it will also be in a center in our classroom.
Thanksgiving Subitizing, www.JustTeachy.blogspot.com

Here are some other Thanksgiving and Fall resources you might be interested in!

Thanksgiving ABC Order, www.JustTeachy.blospot.comThanksgiving Write Around the Room: Differentiated Sight Word Sentences
Thanksgiving Vocabulary Match & Write

Fall Writing CenterThanksgiving Writing Center

Curling up with a good book seems to epitomize what fall is all about.  So get comfy and settle in with one of my classroom's favorite fall picture books!
(affiliate links included)
Fall Favorites Book List, Great picture books to read aloud to your students or your own children this fall, www.justteachy.com

1. The Night Before Thanksgiving, by Natasha Wing This is a sweet, rhyming story about preparing for the big day!

2.10 Fat Turkeys, by Tony Johnston My students love counting backwards along with these silly turkeys!

3.Leaves, by David Ezra Stein This is a simple story of a young bear's first fall.  Very sweet!

4.It's Thanksgiving! by Jack Prelutsky  My class loves all of Jack Prelutsky's poetry books!!

5.This is the Turkey, by Abby Levine Cute rhyming book about Thanksgiving Day with family.

6. Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace This informative picture book follows Mama and Buddy Bear as they discover trees throughout the seasons.

7.Colorful Leaves, by Maria Fleming This is a great nonfiction book about why leaves change color.

8. Let It Fall, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler Adorably simple rhyming book all about fall.

9.The Very First Thanksgiving Day, by Rhonda Gowler Greene A sweet story about the first Thanksgiving.

10.Fall Leaf Project, by Margaret McNamara When these students hear that in some states the leaves don't change color, they come up with a plan to share fall with other first-graders.

11. Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks, by Margaret Sutherland This is a great read aloud to accompany the children's writing about what they are thankful for.

12. Bear Says Thanks, by Karma Wilson Another "Bear" favorite!  We can't get enough of this bear and love this book about thankfulness and friendship.

13. A Plump and Perky Turkey, by Teresa Bateman Very funny read aloud about a turkey themed arts and crafts fair created to lure a turkey into town.  I like to read this one before we disguise turkeys.

14.There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro Our favorite "Old Lady" swallows all kinds of fall items and ends up making a scarecrow!

16.We're Going on a Leaf Hunt, by Steve Metzger Three friends go on a leaf-finding adventure.  This book can be sang to the tune, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt".  I like to read this book to my class before we go outside on a leaf hunt for leaves to observe in the classroom.