Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Autumnal Equinox

This past Saturday marked the Autumnal Equinox ... the Fall Solstice ... the first day of Fall. Rick and the kids are really into the solstices. So, we learned all about the Autumnal Equinox on Friday so that we could celebrate it on Saturday. (And celebrate it, we did! The kids participated in our town's fishing derby and then played at the park two different times that day.)

We discussed what the equinox meant, and looked at our globe to discuss it. Then we did the following activities:

Literature (always start with good books!)

By the Light of the Harvest Moon, written by Harriet Ziefert

Fall, written by Anna Claybourne

It's Fall, written by Jimmy Pickering


Wrote a "Fall Things" acrostic poem.

Eli wrote:
Fall has leaves
All leaves are different colors
Light comes from the moon
Love leaf piles
The leaves fall
Harvest food
I love pumpkins
New pumpkins rise
Get pumpkins from pumpkin pile
See pumpkins

Brynne wrote:
Falling leaves
Lilly pads float in the water
Harvest and horses
I jump in the leaves
Now it's fall
Giraffes are very tall in the fall


"Autumnal Equinox" by Teresa Jennings


Green leaves to fall leaves concertina

Now, bring on the cooler weather, pumpkin spice, and changing leaves!


  1. looks like a great fun day! glad you were able to use the by the light of the harvest moon book. We love it!

  2. I love reading about your units! Another great one!

  3. forgot to tell you starting Oct. 3rd (next wed) aldi's has tons of pumpkin food items :) guess where I'm doing some shopping? :)


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