Fall is the season of the year that we are in right now. I think it is probably called "fall" because it is when lots of stuff starts falling down, like leaves and acorns and dead plants. Sometimes even snow falls down. Another name for Fall is autumn, which is a word that comes from the Middle English word autumpne. Before that, it was a Latin word, autumnus. We can see from this that people are all the time stealing words from other languages because they are too lazy to make up new and different words!
Anyway, there are lots of ways to tell when the Fall Season has arrived. I will just tell you a few of these ways, so you will be able to figure it out for yourself next year.
1. Look at a calendar. Our calendar says that Fall started on September 22. If you have a calendar with pictures, there will sometimes be a picture of an autumn scene. This is another good clue.
2. Leaves start turning pretty colors like red or orange. Or sometimes they just turn brown.
3. Leaves fall off the trees.
4. Acorns fall off the trees.
5. Squirrels run around eating acorns or burying them.
6. Flowers start dying.
7. Ornamental grass gets stuff on top that looks like tassels.
8. Spider webs start growing on everything.
9. People start making cemeteries in their front yards.
10. It gets cold at night, so I have to sleep with blankies and snuggle up to Gabe.
Well, that's pretty much it -- ten easy ways to tell if it's Fall or not. Fall comes at different times in different parts of the country, but I can tell you for sure that it is definitely Fall here now!