17Autumn Nature Study
Decorate a shoe box or other box with construction paper in
autumn colors. Be as creative as you wish. Label the box “Autumn
Family Treasures.” When they bring their treasure items to school,
have the children put the items in the autumn treasure chest.
Later let each child share about the original items during your
group meeting time.
In your weekly newsletters, remind families of specific requests
during this season, such as discussing the importance of trees or
sending in a sign of autumn, such as a pretty leaf, an apple, or
a small pumpkin. In the newsletter, also mention the upcoming
optional home activities created to help families and their chil-
dren connect with nature and all its richness.
Christine shares a story about the feather she found while on a
nature walk with her family.
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