Goodbye Geese

by Nancy White Carlstrom

Readability: grade 2, Read aloud : K

An evocatively illustrated book which deals with the changes Winter brings to the world around a father and child. Simple and poetic, the text will enrapture young audiences and make us all take more notice at the graceful passing of seasons.


As a class, brainstorm the many changes which occur with the onset of Winter. Each student makes a giant snowflake, and in the middle of each snowflake paste these “changes” (one per snowflake). Display all of them as a snowflake collage.