Fall Leaf Decorations that Teach!
Welcome Fellow Cooks to the Academic Kitchen!
Fall is nearly upon us! We want to help you prepare for it by dishing up seasonal cuisine to delight your taste buds and soothe your cravings. And what better way to do it than to spruce up your classroom with some fall leaf decorations? But these aren't just any fall leaf decorations. No. These decorations require learning!
Fall Leaf Decorative Teaching Menu:
- Capitalization Rules Displayed on Leaves (The original idea with our added model.)
- More Decorative Teaching Ideas for Elementary and Middle School
- Fall Leaf Decoration Display Suggestions
- The Wolfe Stew Printout (Complimentary. All these ideas and more in a convenient printout.)
Capitalization Rule Fall Leaf Display
Today, we’re sharing (and adding our own flavoring to) an idea from Mary McMillan in her book, Classroom Starters for Any Occasion.
McMillan suggests making a leaf necklace to review capitalization rules. After making a list of all the capitalization rules, littles choose a word to showcase each rule and write each word or phrase on its own leaf. Challenge your littles by proposing specific topics such as fall, a book of their choice, a topic of study, etc. Here’s my sample. Feel free to use it as a model in class.
Ideas for Elementary and Middle School
Is capitalization not on your current objective menu? This idea lends itself to versatility. Stew on some of these ideas.
Fall Leaf Decoration Display SuggestionsSo, your littles aren’t into necklaces? Mix it up, chefs. Consider some of the ideas on this menu:
The Wolfe Stew Printout
Where does that “leaf” us? Oh yes, with the need to collect leaves. And you can! Consider taking a nature walk and collecting leaves to use for this project. I mean, there is no better way to get in the fall spirit than jumping right in. But, if this just does not work for you and yours, we’ve cooked up a template for your consideration. In the download, you'll also find a page full of all the easier-to-cut-out leaves for your little learners.
|Download this template along with printable activity ideas by clicking here.|
Here’s to hoping you fall in love with fall this season!
With Love from Our Kitchen,
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