The Four Seasons
This Topic Mini-Research & Literature Web Page
was developed for Mrs. James' Kindergarten Class at Pine Grove Elementary School
Designed By Whitney Williams, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

the four seasons

Did you know that trees change along with the seasons? Visit The Wonderful World of Trees to learn about what changes trees go through and what happens to the leaves during each season.
rotating earth
Do you know what causes the seasons? Is it because Earth gets closer to and father away from the Sun? Visit Science U to find out! Also, make sure you look at the diagrams to help in your understanding!
Does the Earth orbiting around the Sun have to do with the change we call the seasons? Click here to watch the Earth orbiting around the Sun changing positions as the seasons change.
fall leaves
Why do leaves change their color during the Fall? Visit Science Made Simple for an explanation and a diagram.

Mini-Research Real-World Activity
Now that you are an expert on the weather conditions of each season and how trees are affected, pretend you are a farmer in your hometown. Your grandchildren are coming over to see what kind of trees you have planted. They are going to ask questions about what happens to the trees during the different seasons. You may want to refresh your memory about what happens to the trees by looking at The Wonderful World of Trees.

Steps for Real-World Activity
1. Review The Wonderful World of Trees to refresh your memory of what
    happens to the trees during each season.
2. Begin thinking about your favorite season as you look over the website.
3. On a piece of white paper, draw a tree during your favorite season. Be sure to add color to your picture so that your favorite season is clear.
4. When you are finished with your picture, write a short sentence about your             favorite season.

Topic Literature Activity
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Linda Williams

book cover

Topic Literature Activity
Using Critical Thinking Questions

A. scarecrowLearn all about scarecrows and what they are used for.
B. Critical Thinking Questions
1. What would you have done if you were the little old lady?
2. What could be another title for this book?


Whitney's Waterfall Way

VSU Topic Pages
fall leaves

Topic Mini-Research Lesson Plan
Topic Literature Lesson Plan