#57 - The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

Summary: It is autumn and all the other leaves fall and swirl around the tree. But the lone little yellow
leaf holds fast to the branch of the great oak tree. "I'm not ready yet", he thinks. This is a grand story of facing the unknown and a celebration of the friends who help us let go and soar.

Suggested ActivityFall Like a Leaf

Invite students to dramatize falling leaves in different kinds of weather. Introduce the activity by looking at the weather outside. Is it a calm day? Windy? Pouring? Play appropriate music such as Vivaldi's violin concerto Autumn. Ask students to "fall" the way they think leaves would in the kind of weather.

Curriculum Area: Gross Motor Skills (demonstrates basic locomotor skills, shows balance while moving)

Appropriate Age Group: 3 and up