The Autumn Leaves Are Falling

Fall Leaves on Rocks

I took a walk this morning and couldn’t help noticing all the autumn leaves on the path. Once again, they’re off the branches and underfoot. My neighborhood has huge piles of leaves all raked up for the community leaf collection, and I know just where to go to find the leaves that look like the long-fingered hands of a fairy tale witch.

Depending on where you live, you might have already seen the leaves come and go, or you might be in a place where the Fall leaves don’t… well… fall. Either way, I hope you’re enjoying your November.

Here’s a video for elementary students to remind us about the reasons the leaves change in Autumn. And here’s a video for secondary students to remind us of the same thing. Go ahead — watch both, no matter your age!

Let’s honor the passing of Fall 2013 by writing some short poems about leaves. You can find your own leaves for inspiration, or you can search for images of leaves in your Discovery Education account. Post your short poems in the Comments section!

 

42 comments… add one

  • macy November 18, 2013, 8:02 pm

    Great job!!!

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  • baily November 18, 2013, 11:45 pm

    good job Jeanette!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Trysten November 19, 2013, 3:38 pm

    This is going to be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :0

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  • tashaina November 19, 2013, 3:40 pm

    that was a great thing to notice and i love your post

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  • ERIK November 19, 2013, 3:55 pm

    THIS IS SO COOL I THINK

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  • dylan November 19, 2013, 8:12 pm

    i think it’s a good :p

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  • Jodee November 19, 2013, 8:48 pm

    AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Arti November 19, 2013, 9:30 pm

    I think I see a hedgehog by the rock on the top

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  • fellah November 20, 2013, 2:31 pm

    great job

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  • t'ea November 20, 2013, 6:36 pm

    that was so cool nice job

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  • tylan November 20, 2013, 6:39 pm

    I really liked your post, in my community their are still colorful leaves on our trees ( hope to hear more of your post)

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  • marcus November 20, 2013, 6:40 pm

    that is amazing

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  • t'ea November 20, 2013, 6:40 pm

    you are so cool

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  • Teranova November 20, 2013, 6:43 pm

    I love your post I hope you make more posts again!:)

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  • Teranova November 20, 2013, 6:46 pm

    That was a good article about leaves and how they change colors over the fall time:)

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  • davion November 20, 2013, 6:47 pm

    WOW ALL OF MY LEAVES ARE RED GREEN HOPE YOU LOVE MY COMMENT

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  • lamiya November 21, 2013, 4:36 pm

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! THE STORY

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  • Aniston November 21, 2013, 7:16 pm

    I really hope everyone has a wonderful November holliday… i know i will…Best wishes ~ A ~
    =) (=

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  • Kaylee November 21, 2013, 8:52 pm

    FINNALY AUTUMN MY FAVORITE SEASONS ARE WINTER AND AUTUMN BECAUSE AUTUMN THE TREES TURN FUN COLORS AND WINTER BECAUSE IT USUALLY SNOWS YAYYYY COMMENT AND TELL ME WHAT YOUR FAVORITE SEASONS ARE AND TELL WHY !!

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  • ricky November 21, 2013, 9:40 pm

    we have snow

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  • Pii VS. Cake November 22, 2013, 1:58 am

    Autumn a season of joy and fun. Full of leaves so bright with joys of presents. Shortly comes Thanksgiving and then Christmas for all. I love autumn so cool and breezy. I just wished I wasn’t too weird. Whats your favorite season??

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  • Brian November 22, 2013, 3:05 pm

    Wen i had sesn this and had chills becuse it wuz so inspiroatinoal nd i ned more.

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  • brandon November 22, 2013, 7:50 pm

    wow i have noticed that lots of leaves have started to fall in my neighborhood as well. we have ened up putting them in piles

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  • jaelyn November 23, 2013, 2:30 pm

    I didn’t know that leaves are pink but I have a lot of different color leaves in my back yard

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  • Abbye November 23, 2013, 6:47 pm

    Wow! That is so cool. The leaves are so pretty!

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  • Angel November 25, 2013, 7:49 pm

    the colors of the leaves are so cool!!!!!

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  • Pearl November 27, 2013, 2:56 am

    yea the leaves are very pretty. Very realistic. it is a great way of symbolizing naturalism.

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  • sabdy November 27, 2013, 3:54 pm

    Jeanette I really liked all of your stories but a cant watch the videos because my brothers always use it for homework and they use mine and now it has a virus ——Angelica

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  • Jeanette November 27, 2013, 4:35 pm

    Hi Angelica! I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog and sorry to hear that your computer has a virus. The good news is that you can access your Discovery Education account from any computer with internet access. Until you fix the computer and get a turn on it, maybe you can watch the videos at the public library or in school. Good luck!

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    • ariana December 10, 2013, 10:23 pm

      great job jeanette

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  • Sydnee November 28, 2013, 2:31 am

    Great Job

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  • Sydnee November 28, 2013, 10:52 pm

    WOW it must be the same at my house. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!

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  • Emma December 2, 2013, 3:44 pm

    Hi I rreally like autmn

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  • Claire December 8, 2013, 7:32 pm

    Great.

    Okay…Non-sequitor…So If any of you guys drink soda from cans, you can take the tabs off and save them. Then when you get a lot mail them to th Ronald McDonald house. This helps The people who are staying there pay for their hopital bills. Ronald McDonald gives them to Wabash Iron and Metal and Wabash pays them forthe scrap metal. They chose the Soda Tb because it stands for that little things and indeed do big things. So please do that and get your family and freinds to do it too.
    Also, Jeanette…you could do a blog on it…(hint,hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge ;) )

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  • Annika December 10, 2013, 4:23 am

    cool!

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  • Annika December 10, 2013, 4:26 am

    that’s cool. (Claire that is cool) I will tell my family:)

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  • Laura December 10, 2013, 8:48 pm

    Perty!!

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  • Ivy December 10, 2013, 10:05 pm

    thats so great

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  • Sanai01 December 14, 2013, 4:07 pm

    Leaves.-
    all of the different colors make me want to shout.It is the season when all of the colors come out.The CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCHING under my feet makes me seek.all of the different shapes and colors are just such a wonder.like an snowflake it seems like their is no 2 leaves exactly the same.All of them coming from different trees.It’s insane how many leaves their are to rake.They all fell down to the ground because of the chilly winter the photosynthesis hates.

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  • Zoe December 17, 2013, 3:20 am

    hi ! Great blog! I have never seen autumn leaves that have changed color in my entire life! It does not a lot of weather changes in the south. Enjoy the beautiful colors! :-)

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    • Sarah December 19, 2013, 3:30 pm

      To bad you don’t get fall leaves.

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  • Sarah December 19, 2013, 3:37 pm

    I can smell autmn.

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