Thursday, October 14, 2010

stART ~ Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

 

Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.

Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.

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I have noticed that the leaves on our large maple tree in the backyard are staring to turn a beautiful mixture of reds and yellows.  Fall is really here!!  So, this week we read Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, by Julia Rawlinson.  This is a wonderful book about a little Fox, Fletcher who notices that the leaves on his favorite tree are turning brown and falling off.  He is so worried about his tree and promises that he will help it.  He tries to keep the leaves on the tree, but the wind keeps blowing them off.  As with Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms there is a beautiful surprise at the end of this book too!

IMG_5678 To go along with our book Emily made a fall windsock just like the 4th of July windsock we made in the summer.  For this windsock I gave Emily leaf stickers and fabric leaves from the dollar tree to use to make a collage on a piece of yellow construction paper.  Unfortunately I did not get any pictures of her working on this project since Miss Juliette was not being very cooperative during the project.  She was very proud of her windsock though so we did get a great picture of the finished project!

14 comments:

Our Homeschool Fun said...

This is one of our favorite Fall books too Michelle. I love Emily's windsock!!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

That book looks adorable! I haven't heard of it before. And can I just say that that baby doll is A's absolute favorite? Ours doesn't look nearly as clean as yours though. :)

littlewondersdays said...

Emily's windsock is so cute! We love this book too.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

What a pretty idea for a leaf project - she's right to be proud of her work!

Discovering Montessori said...

Love the windsock craft, cute!

Debbie said...

What a pretty windsock. She did a very good job on it.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Such a cute windsock! Good idea to use fabric leaves, we made a wreath with ones we found on a walk and they got all curled up and crumbly a day or two after. I knew that would happen, but it's not as nice looking anymore and I'm not going to dry and press them.

Elle Belles Bows said...

Love seeing all the stART projects! I get so excited to see what everyone does to go along with their book. Plus you get some great book ideas! Thanks for hosting and sharing. I really need to start this with Elle and learn how to do a "linky" too! Thanks! Kerri

Michelle said...

Fletcher is a fun read and what a cute craft to go with it! I wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured your 'Minerva Louise on Halloween' post on my blog today!

Charlene said...

We love making windsocks here, they are easy to make and pretty to look at.

Your leaf one came out really cute!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this idea. We have had a great fall breeze today. This would dance in the breeze.

Midwest Mommy said...

Very cute idea!

Michelle said...

I have never seen this story, but it sounds so sweet! I love, love Emily's windsock ~ perfect fall colors!

Our "art" is edible {hope that's okay!}

Aimee said...

Wow, you've got some great literacy ideas. We are featuring your Fall Windsock at http://onthelap.org for our DIY Literacy Projects. Stop by and visit and grab our "featured" button for your blog and help spread the word. Thanks so much!

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