“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus
Fall is a beautiful time of the year for our children to experience the wonders of nature. It’s a perfect time to study the different types of leaves and why they change color. It also provides a great a opportunity to celebrate the harvest and its wonderful produce.
All the Leaves Are Falling Down
Our Toddler friends are learning how to differentiate between about the the Maple leaf, Gingko leaf and Oak leaf. If you stroll by one of our toddler classrooms you can hear them hum a song “All the Leaves are Falling Down”. It is also a great sensorial experience as they compare the textures between a fresh and a dry leaf.
Exploring the leaves we found in our neighborhood
Grading the leaves by color using the Montessori Color Tablets
Extracting chlorophyll from Spinach leaves
Students toddler through elementary have been taking apart and studying the insides of apples, pumpkins, squashes and beets. There were many delicious treats made too. Each autumn we embrace the cooler temperatures and the changes that take place as a preparation for the winter to come. We find comfort in the foods, colors and traditions that signal change is taking place.
Examining the apple while making apple prints
Our Primary students learn how to make dehydrated apples
Labeling the parts of the apple
Let’s see what’s inside a pumpkin
Pin punching is good for my fine motor skills
Some of our primary friends made yummy pumpkin spiced pretzels
Our Primary class even used the pumpkin as a planter