Fall Classroom Ideas

It’s September in Florida. As much as I’d like the weather to feel like “fall”, it’s not so much. However, we are pretending in the classroom! I’m sharing some fall classroom ideas down below for teaching reading. These fall literacy activities are split with Kindergarten/First and Second/Third. We will also discuss some of our favorite Fall Read Alouds for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Second and Third Grade Fall Classroom Ideas

This time of year, we are reviewing parts of speech. My students needed a variety of ways to practice parts of speech. We build up to common and proper nouns.

I added party bags and fall leaves to these centers to change up our routine a bit. Students LOVED them and they store so easily in ziplock baggies!

More FALL Literacy Centers and Reading Passages for Second and Third Grade
Fall Classroom Ideas for Teaching Theme
My third graders really enjoy these fall task cards. Add a few fake leaves to spark engagement!

Fall Literacy Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

A few years ago, I had some advanced Kindergarten students that needed enrichment. So, I used the same idea from my third graders and applied it to Kindergarten during Fall. I just added the party bags and leaves to our reading activity.

Fall ABC Order Reading Games for Kindergarten and First Grade
The addition of the little chalkboard sign helps students know what they will be doing at that center.

Fall Classroom Ideas Read Aloud List

One of my favorite books to read in October is The Old Haunted House.

As a teacher, I love this book because it is full of adjectives.

At The Old Haunted House – a read aloud for teaching adjectives

The Three Bears Halloween is a cute story to discuss fractured fairy tales and parts of speech. It’s similar to the original story but has a cute twist. I love how many adjectives are in the book and how easy it is to discuss Halloween safety.

Thanks for Thanksgiving is a cute story about where we start to give thanks and appreciation during Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Read Aloud Plans