Fall Leaves Math Craft using Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

Hello Friends,
Finally..... report cards and parent teacher conferences are over for awhile! Yay! Between Halloween, conferences, and just plain LIFE, time becomes limited and precious. Yesterday, we taught from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and then had conferences from 12:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. It is a very, very long day BUT the reward is TODAY! Our school gives us today as a bonus for our long day yesterday and I am determined to NOT waste it... Luckily it has been a beautiful fall day and such a joyous day to be alive. I thought that I would take a quick break from my outside work and  then continue on with my day before I lose the sunlight.... :)

We made this cute leaf Math project. It was fun and gave my kiddos a break from paper and pencil activities.
First, we
read Lois Ehlert's "Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf."

Then, the kids painted a brown tree trunk and used a black crayon to draw the outline of the leaves.
Next, the kids decided how many red and how many yellow leaves they wanted to make.
Then they used leaf stamps to show some red and some yellow leaves. After that, they did their math sheet and glued it to their paper.

If you would like the words for this project, click HERE. It is a Google doc link.

And finally........for those of you who wish for seasons..... I thought I would share with you a reason for why seasons are not always so much fun.... We have two beautiful trees in our front yard, but in the fall when they drop their leaves.....ugh.... They are WORK and that's what I did early this morning... raked and raked and raked... then bagged them all up.

 I have to say that the bagging is the worst BUT it's done... at least for awhile!

So, that's it for now...
Until next time!