Call to Circle
Are we ready? Are we ready?
Holding hands together? Holding hands together?
Time to light the candle, time to light the candle.
Circle time! Circle time!
Adapted from The Singing Day, sung to the tune of “Frere Jacques”
The sun it shines so warm and bright.
It shines on all I do.
Now let me take this bit of light
So I shine brightly too.
Autumn Seasons of Joy
Autumn has come to the country and town,
Wearing its garment of golden and brown.
Apples she brings us so round and so red,
Brings us our corn that we bake into bread.
Lo, there’s a bridge of wonderful light,
Built of colors so warm and so bright.
Brown, gold, and purple and yellow and red,
Softly we tread, softly we tread.
Let’s go walking through the woods
On this windy Autumn day,
Through the leaves, all red and gold,
Let us dance and sing and play.
“Come, little leaves,” said the wind one day,
“Come over the meadow with me and play!
Put on your dresses of red and gold.
The summer is gone and the days grow cold.”
Who comes creeping in the night
When the moon is clear and bright?
Who paints the leaves red and gold
When the autumn day turns cold?
Up the hill and down he goes,
In and out the brown corn rows
Making music crackling sweet
With his frosty little feet.
Three little oak leaves, red, yellow, old
Were happy when the weather turned cold.
One said, “I’ll make a coat for an elf
So he will be able to warm himself.”
One said, “I’ll make a home for a bug
So that she will be all safe and snug.”
One said, “I’ll cover a see in the ground
‘Til spring, it will be very safe and sound.”
Three little oak leaves, red, yellow, gold
Were happy when the weather tuned cold.
Rhymes for Learning Time
I shake the trees
And blow my tune,
Hi, ho, — the leaves
Will be dancing soon!
This month is October
With leaves falling down.
Flutter hands down.
They make a soft carpet
To cover the ground.
Smooth hands like a carpet.
Soon we will rake them
Into a heap.
Pretend to rake.
Then into the big pile
I will leap!