Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkins! Pumpkins!

 We have had a fun time with pumpkins for the past two weeks!  Here are just a few of the wonderful things my kiddos have been doing with pumpkins.  

This is our pumpkin sequencing.  Each student painted two paper plates.  We staple the plates together, leaving a small opening. Then the students color and cut out two green pumpkins, two yellow pumpkin flowers, two vines, and two seeds.  The students glue them around the green yarn in sequential order.  All of the items can fit inside the orange pumpkin!  Then the students pull out each piece in order telling how a pumpkin grows! 
The students chose from four different clip art
pictures of pumpkins.  Then the students deleted the
other pictures, re-sized their own picture and wrote
three sentences about the picture that was
their favorite. 

Our first graders made their own pumpkin patches!  They used hexagons, trapezoids, and triangles to create three different pumpkins.  We haven't taught our geometry unit, but this is a great introduction or review from Kindergarten!
During our Reader's Workshop time, the students chose from different leveled pumpkin books.  The students had to read the story and write about their favorite character from the book.

The students felt the gushy pumpkin guts!  They LOVED this part.  They sorted the pumpkin seeds into groups of tens.  We had over 500 pumpkin seeds!

Click HERE to download our pumpkin Smartboard slides. You have to select to download the file.

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