Opening Song: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi
Book: Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall
Song: The Leaves on the Trees (to the tune of Wheels on the Bus - adapted from Jean Warren's Preschool Express Fall leaves & rhymes page)
The leaves on the trees are falling down, falling down, falling down.
The leaves on the trees are falling down, all through the town!
Let's rake the leaves into a mound, into a mound, into a mound.
Let's rake the leaves into a mound, all through the town!
The children in the town jump up and down, up and down, up and down.
The children in the town jump up and down, on the leaves on the ground!
Book: Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Rhyme: Count the Falling Leaves (also taken from Jean Warren's Preschool Express Fall Leaves songs & rhymes page)
One, two leaves fell down.
Three, four, they hit the ground.
Five, six, they fell so quick.
Seven, eight, they lay so straight.
Nine, ten, let's start again!
Book: Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley (this is my ultimate favorite Fall book. I read it EVERY year!!!)
Craft: Leaf Men (I just found a maple leaf pattern and some arms and legs, and hoooooray - our very own Leaf Men!!!)
This week's FMRNS is a very serious drama with some intense themes. American History X is from 1998 starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong. If you haven't seen this one - you really should. It is quite intense, so be prepared!!!