Autumn idioms


1. Autumn years – it is often used to refer to the later years in someone’s life
“In his autumn years, Peter was able to enjoy his garden a lot more”

2. Apple of my eye – someone who is cherished above everyone
“Even though Frank has three children, his youngest has always been the apple of his eye”.

3. Old chestnut – it refers to a story or a joke that has been told so many times that it becomes uninteresting.
Ted: “The best years of your life are when you’re a child”.
Sue: “Not that old chestnut again!”

4. Golden handshake – Used in Business English to refer to a large sum of money that is given to an employee (normally high level) when they leave. “The CEO was given early retirement and a golden handshake of £800,000 when the company was restructured”.

5. Turn over a new leaf – to reform and begin again
“He has learned his lesson and have turned over a new leaf“.

6. Take a leaf out of someone’s book – to follow someone’s example “Alex has really done well to turn his life around. You should take a leaf out of his book”.

7. Lost in the mists of time – means that something has been forgotten because it happened a long time ago
“The true significance of these traditions have been lost in the mists of time“.
8. To drive someone nuts – to make someone go crazy
“That noise is driving me nuts. Please stop at once!”

9. To be nuts about someone or something – to be obsessed with someone or something

“I am nuts about that girl. I’d do anything for her”.

10. To squirrel something away – to hide or store something like a squirrel “Lisa squirreled away a lot of money while she was working and now she can enjoy her retirement”.







Because PUMPKIN is one of my favourite words in english :). Enjoy the post. pumpkin



Pumpkin pumpkin
big and round,
I’m glad you grow
upon the ground.
I’m glad you don’t
grow in a tree
for then you might
fall down on me.

Funny Seed

What a funny seed I found,
I wondered what would grow?
So I planted it in the ground,
And now I know!

Little leaves were first to sprout,
Growing in a line,
Then golden blossoms opened out
Along the vine.

And then something grew-and grew and grew!
The biggest ever seen!
And now I have a pumpkin-
Just in time for HALLOWEEN!


How many pumpkins do you see? Can you count them out loud for me?

Pumpkin Little Bookpumpkinlittlebook



Happy Fall


fall image

Five Little Squirrels Fingerplay

Five little squirrels sitting by the door,

One ran away and then there were four.

For little squirrels climbing up a tree,

One ran away and then there were three.

Three little squirrels with coats so new.

One ran away and then there were two.

Two little squirrels warming in the sun,

One ran away leaving only one.

One little squirrel wasn’t having any fun,

He ran away and then there were none.

Autumn is here

Red and Yellow
Green and Brown
Leaves are Falling
To the Ground


Red leaves and yellow leaves
Orange leaves and brown
Leaves are dancing everywhere
Happily dancing down!

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The fall basket


Falling for the fall

Leaves Are Falling
(Tune:  “London Bridge”)
Leaves are falling  (Echo song.  Children repeat each line.)
Leaves are falling   (Flutter fingers down.)
To the ground.       (Touch the ground.)
To the ground.
Red, orange, and yellow  (Flutter fingers.)
Red, orange, and yellow
Falling down.          (Touch the ground.)
Falling down.
*Let children dramatize being leaves and dancing in the wind.  As the song ends they fall quietly to the ground.
*What happens to leaves after they fall from the trees?  Later in the fall when there are lots of leaves on the ground demonstrate how to pick up a handful of leaves and crumple them in your hands.  Explain how those leaves will decay and turn into soil.