Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.  With the first official day of fall less than a week away we say farewell to the long sunshiny days of summer, to embrace autumn, synonymous with back to school.  Time to bundle up, pull out the rain boots, make hot chocolate and curl up with a good book.  I'm not sure if it's the back to school buzz or the crisp, fresh air and changing leaves, but this is my absolute favourite time of year.

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves is a beautiful story by Julia Rawlinson, and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke. After listening to the story, the children drew pictures and added labels and words to show their understanding of the story.  They used a Story Map framework to organize their thoughts and ideas.


 A fox named Fletcher


 The forest in Fall


 The leaves keep falling...he thought the tree was sick


Fletcher saw icicles sparkling on the tree and it looked more beautiful than ever and he knew it wasn't sick, it was changing with the seasons


 Living things grow and change with the seasons

I look forward to reading more picture books by Julia Rawlinson's this year, including Fletcher and the Christmas Snowflakes and Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms.

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