Search for Resources

Count Down to Fall

Elementary

Description

The simple rhymes of this delightful book use fall leaves to teach children how to count backwards from ten to one.  Each colourful illustration includes pictures of the tree being described and features a wildlife species that depends on forest habitat.  Additional sections on plant science and leaf identification help enrich the learning of young readers as they gain new insight into the vital role of trees in our environment.

A teacher's guide to accompany this book can be downloaded for free.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This book offers a crosscurricular theme and is supported by a free online teacher's guide that has some great Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies activities that are suitable for K-3 students.

The book also provides an interesting introduction to science units that explore plant structures and growth.  A year-long project could have students observe a nearby tree through the seasons by measuring leaf growth, colour and seed production.

This story might also be the basis of a class stewardship project in which students create a natural shaded area in the schoolyard with trees and shrubs.  The project could include letter writing to local nurseries to secure trees, working with older peer mentors to plant trees and promoting the value of forested areas in their community.

Relevant Grades and Subjects

The following tool will allow you to explore the relevant curriculum matches for this resource. To start, select a grade listed below.

  • Step 1Select a grade level
  • Kindergarten
    • Step 2Relevant matches
    • English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
  • Grade 1
    • Step 2Relevant matches
    • English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
  • Grade 2
    • Step 2Relevant matches
    • English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
  • Grade 3
    • Step 2Relevant matches
    • English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies

Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (2)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
    • Biodiversity
  • Land Use & Natural Resources (1)

    • Forests
24 total queries
(query time) (total time) (query)
0.001 0.001 (SET NAMES 'utf8')
0.0003 0.0013 ( SELECT issues.issue_id as id, issue_content.title as name FROM issues LEFT JOIN issue_content USING (issue_id) WHERE issue_content.lang_id='1' ORDER BY issue_content.title ASC ) [14 row(s)]
0.0004 0.0017 (SELECT * FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE page_details.page='resource' AND parent_page=1 AND lang_id='1' AND page_details.live='yes') [1 row(s)]
0.0017 0.0034 (SELECT * FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE page_details.page='count-down-to-fall' AND parent_page=5 AND lang_id='1' AND page_details.live='yes') [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0036 (SELECT * FROM cms76_languages WHERE lang_id=1) [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0039 (SELECT * FROM cms76_languages WHERE lang_id!=1) [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0042 (SELECT * FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE page_details.page_id='5' AND lang_id='1' AND page_details.live='yes') [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0045 (SELECT * FROM cms76_modules LEFT JOIN page_includes USING (module_id) WHERE page_id=5 ORDER BY page_order) [1 row(s)]
0.0015 0.006 (SELECT * FROM page_details WHERE page_id='5') [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0063 ( SELECT resource_content.title FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_content USING (resource_id) WHERE resources.language_id='1' AND resources.slug='count-down-to-fall' ) [1 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0065 ( SELECT resource_content.description FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_content USING (resource_id) WHERE resources.language_id='1' AND resources.slug='count-down-to-fall' ) [1 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0067 ( SELECT resource_content.title FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_content USING (resource_id) WHERE resources.language_id='1' AND resources.slug='count-down-to-fall' ) [1 row(s)]
0.0016 0.0083 ( SELECT resources.resource_id, resources.*, resource_content.* FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_content USING (resource_id) LEFT JOIN resource_curriculum ON resource_curriculum.resource_id=resources.resource_id LEFT JOIN curriculum_units ON curriculum_units.curriculum_id=resource_curriculum.curriculum_id WHERE resources.language_id='1' AND resources.slug='count-down-to-fall' AND resources.live='yes' GROUP BY resource_content.resource_id ) [1 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0085 ( SELECT resource_supplier_content.organization, resource_supplier.website as organization_website FROM resource_supplier LEFT JOIN resource_supplier_content ON resource_supplier_content.supplier_id=resource_supplier.supplier_id WHERE resource_supplier.supplier_id='626' AND resource_supplier_content.lang_id = 1 ) [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0088 ( SELECT compilation_content.compilation_id, compilation_content.title as compilation_title FROM resource_compilation LEFT JOIN compilation USING (compilation_id) LEFT JOIN compilation_content USING (compilation_id) WHERE resource_compilation.resource_id='2435' AND compilation.in_sidebar='yes' AND compilation_content.lang_id='1' ) [1 row(s)]
0.0002 0.009 ( SELECT DISTINCT curriculum_audience_content.name as audience FROM resource_standalone LEFT JOIN curriculum_audience_content USING (audience_id) WHERE curriculum_audience_content.lang_id='1' AND resource_standalone.resource_id='2435' GROUP BY resource_standalone.audience_id ORDER BY audience ) [4 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0092 ( SELECT resource_resource_types.type_id as icon FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_resource_types USING (resource_id) WHERE resource_id='2435' ) [1 row(s)]
0.0016 0.0108 ( SELECT resource_assessment_questions_content.question_field, resource_assessment_questions_content.question_short as question, resource_assessment_questions_content.question as question_long FROM resource_assessment_questions LEFT JOIN resource_assessment_questions_content USING (question_field) WHERE resource_assessment_questions_content.lang_id='1' AND resource_assessment_questions_content.question_field like 'resource_assessment.%' ORDER BY display_order ASC ) [8 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0111 ( SELECT * FROM resource_assessment WHERE resource_id='2435' ) [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0114 ( SELECT DISTINCT curriculum_audience_content.name as audience, curriculum_subject_group_content.name as subject_group FROM resource_standalone LEFT JOIN curriculum_audience_content USING (audience_id) LEFT JOIN curriculum_subject_group_content USING (subject_group_id) WHERE curriculum_audience_content.lang_id='1' AND curriculum_subject_group_content.lang_id='1' AND resource_standalone.resource_id='2435' GROUP BY resource_standalone.audience_id,resource_standalone.subject_group_id ORDER BY audience, subject_group ) [16 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0117 ( SELECT issue_content.issue_id, issue_content.title as issue_title, issues_sub_themes_content.title as theme_title FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_theme ON resource_theme.resource_id=resources.resource_id LEFT JOIN issues_sub_themes ON issues_sub_themes.theme_id=resource_theme.theme_id LEFT JOIN issues_sub_themes_content ON issues_sub_themes_content.theme_id=resource_theme.theme_id LEFT JOIN issue_content ON issue_content.issue_id=issues_sub_themes.issue_id WHERE issues_sub_themes_content.lang_id='1' AND issue_content.lang_id='1' AND resource_theme.resource_id='2435' AND resources.live='yes' GROUP BY issues_sub_themes.theme_id ORDER BY issue_title, theme_title ) [3 row(s)]
0.0015 0.0132 (SELECT review_type FROM resources WHERE resources.resource_id='2435') [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0135 (SELECT review_type FROM resources WHERE resources.resource_id='2435') [1 row(s)]
0.0007 0.0142 ( SELECT issue_content.issue_id, issue_content.title as issue_title, issues_sub_themes_content.title as theme_title FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_theme ON resource_theme.resource_id=resources.resource_id LEFT JOIN issues_sub_themes ON issues_sub_themes.theme_id=resource_theme.theme_id LEFT JOIN issues_sub_themes_content ON issues_sub_themes_content.theme_id=resource_theme.theme_id LEFT JOIN issue_content ON issue_content.issue_id=issues_sub_themes.issue_id WHERE issues_sub_themes_content.lang_id='1' AND issue_content.lang_id='1' AND resource_theme.resource_id='2435' AND resources.live='yes' GROUP BY issues_sub_themes.issue_id ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 0,5 ) [2 row(s)]