By GERRI MCDONALD
Special to Atmore News
It’s fall! The days are shorter and the nights are cooler. The leaves are turning yellow, red, and orange, giving a colorful salute to summer. First graders in Miss Jesse Reed’s class are welcoming autumn into their classroom and celebrating the changing foliage with a variety of fall-themed activities and lessons.
Students are building literacy skills as they follow Fletcher (the fox) in the story Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, to learn what happens when trees lose their leaves.
The children then took a nature walk with Miss Reed to find some leaves of their own to use in an assortment of activities, and crafts. These activities provide the children with a bounty of opportunities to retell stories and rhymes, acquire new sight words, and use their imaginations to create fall leaf rubbings.
It’s time to say “good-bye, Summer” and “hello, Fall!”