November Book of the Month

  • It’s that time again – our Book of the Month! The November book I will be presenting to your child is – We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt written by Steve Metzger.  It is perfect for this fall weather!  In this book you will join three friends on a fun leaf-finding adventure! There are lots of beautiful fall leaves to find! These three friends have a big adventure hiking over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves of all kinds and colors. What will they do with all their leaves at the end of the story? Jump and play in them, of course!  With easy rhyming text and fun sound effects, children will delight in this rollicking autumn story.  This is the perfect book to read and then go on a family hike to look for some beautiful leaves. It is also a book to be used to model for children the many ways authors can write the words in their stories.  While reading this book point out the different kinds of fonts and colors that the author used and encourage your child to write just like he did.  Experiment with color and size!  It is a great writing technique!   

    I will be emailing you some reading and writing activities that can be completed together.  There are sentence building activities, descriptive writing about a leaf that has been collected, and a story retell activity. 

    If you take a picture of your child or whole family reading the book please share it with me.  I would love to see it!!  Please send it to me at zambellij@esmonline.org.  Happy reading!!

    We're Going on a Leaf Hunt