The leaves are beginning to turn and the air has a newfound crispness these days.  Ok, who are we kidding?  It’s still super warm in much of the state but today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip can help you get into a fall mood anyhow!  These beautiful pumpkins come to us from Amy Dieter, a TK teacher at Meadow Vista in Placer Hills USD, who generously allowed them to be used as part of the Art Exhibit at our 2019 California Kindergarten Conference.  Interested in contributing art from your classroom?  We’d love to have it!

Looking for some new books to enjoy with your class this fall?


A hilarious bilingual story that will have your students washing their ears super well!

A collaboration between the venerable Robert Munsch and Saoussan Askar, who immigrated to Canada from Lebanon as a child.  It tells the story of her first experience with Halloween.

Doing some pumpkin investigation?  This is a great book to get your class wondering about pumpkins!

This non-fiction book talks about the hallmarks of the change of seasons with beautiful photographs and short, simple text.