Fall in Michigan

Do you ever wonder what the weather is like in different parts of the world? Is it similar to where you live or very different? Well, that’s a question that’s been on the Techie Kids minds lately. We thought we’d share a little about our current season with you.


Fall is a season of change for us here in Michigan. The temperature has started to get cooler. We now need long sleeves, long pants, sweatshirts, and coats. Some days we even need our hats and gloves. One of the main changes that you can see here is the beautiful change in the leaves. The colorful display is stunning! The leaves change from green to red, orange, yellow, brown, and even dark purple. We also love when the leaves start to fall off the trees. This is because we can rake them up into a big pile and jump in them!


Some of our favorite fall activities are football and bonfires. Football is something the Techie Kids love to play and watch. We play football in our backyards, watch the high school games live or watch the college and national games on the television. We also like to get together with family and friends for a bonfire. Many people have bonfire pits in their backyards. People can visit with each other while cooking foods over the heat. A campfire favorite of ours is S’Mores!
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Click here to watch a video that 3rd grade Techie Kids made last year to explain why we have different seasons in different parts of the world.



This year’s 3rd graders have started working with the digital cameras and learning how to take quality pictures. Take a look at some of the pictures we took this year and see some of the changes that we see here during the fall season.
Fall in Michigan 2011 on PhotoPeach
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What season is it your area?
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What kind of changes are happening where you live?
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Can you make any of your own connections to our fall season?

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11 thoughts on “Fall in Michigan

  1. I think that Michigan must be a beautiful state with all those lakes! It was nice to see your video of autumn, it’s also good that you still use the word ‘fall’ for this season. Originally ‘fall’ was a Germanic or Norse word. You have kept that old world word going. We are uncertain what sort of weather we will be having. The last two years we have had a lot of snow, but I doubt that we will see snow for a third year in a row. I really liked the last photo of the children throwing leaves in the air, wonderful.
    Do you also have grey, damp boring weather like us? Or is the weather always doing something nice?

    Mr E

    • Dear
      Mr.Eldridge

      Michigan is half & half,beautiful & horrible.
      right now it’s cloudy,cold &it feels like ice is falling on you that is how cold it is here.When it is summer,it is around 80 degrees & 90 degrees.
      I bet your state is beautiful like ours but not in the winter.

    • Dear Mr. Eldridge ,
      We do have dark boring weather like you . But the weather is often pretty nice . That would be nice if you had snow a third year in a row . All of the lakes are really nice and the only one I have swam in is Lake Huron . I don’t really know how old the word Fall is , but it sounds pretty old.

      A Techie Kid,
      Rachel

  2. Dear Techie Kids,

    Much like you, the weather is changing here. I certainly don’t think for the better though. I much prefer the warmer weather over the colder weather. At this point, the leaves on the trees have all changed from green to red, yellow, and orange, and now to brown. Many have fallen and my yard is a mess! We even already had some snow here in Massachusetts.

    I hope everyone has a great fall and a very happy Thanksgiving next week!

    Sincerely,
    Mr. Avery

    P.S. I hope none of you are Michigan Wolverine fans because I used to live in Ohio and am a huge Ohio State fan!

    • Dear Mr.Avery,
      I don’t think our weather is changing for the better either! It’s cold. We even had our first snow already too! It started snowing during our 5th grade recess!Only a little bit though. All the trees in Michigan have most likley lost their leaves.Or most of them anyway. I have spent 2 afternoons that I could have been inside enjoying the warm, but No I was outside raking & sucking up leaves. It wasn’t fun at all. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Thanksgiving wishes from the Techie Kids!

      Your Friends The Techie Kids
      Jackie

      P.S. Whoo whoo go state

    • Dear Mr.Avery,

      My yard is a mess too. Leaves are every where and I can’t see the ground! 🙁 We have had little snow here in Michigan. The temperature has been low today. It is about 45 degrees. I’m myself a MICHIGAN fan.I really don’t really watch sports on tv.

      Talk to you soon,
      Juliana

  3. Dear Techie Kids,
    Congratulations on a great post about the fall season. I especially liked seeing your video of the leaves and trees. I love this time of year.
    In Seattle, we also have lots of colorful trees. Our trees are just now losing all their leaves which is actually quite late. It’s been a warm and beautiful fall, and it takes some days of frost to change their colors.
    Now we head into the winter months where it is cold, dark and often rainy. Sometimes we can go many, many days without seeing the sun. In December, it is dark by 4:00 in the afternoon.

    Michigan is a huge state. Are you in the lower part of Michigan or up in the upper mitten? Do you get lots of snow in the winter?

    Stay warm,
    Mrs. Hembree

    • Dear Mrs. Hembree,

      Thank you for watching and liking our video about fall in Michigan! I also love this time of year, just like you in Seattle we have very colorful and beautiful trees, but the leaves will go away soon. It gets dark earlier for us too! Its not fun at all. We are in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, in our state we get tons of snow in the winters!

      stay as cozy as a bug,
      Alexia

  4. Dear Mr. Eldridge ,
    We do have dark boring weather like you . But the weather is often pretty nice . That would be nice if you had snow a third year in a row . All of the lakes are really nice and the only one I have swam in is Lake Huron . I don’t really know how old the word Fall is , but it sounds pretty old.

    A Techie Kid,
    Rachel

    • Dear Cameron,

      It’s definitely switched over to the winter weather and temperatures here. We’ve had a little snow accumulation . We had fun Skyping with your class too!

      Your friends in Michigan,
      The Techie Kids