Pumpkin Week

So, pumpkin week came and went....like a whirlwind!

And yes, I have 2 Build a Bears in my class that I dress up for the seasons...lol.

October planning REALLY is one of my favorites to plan. In all honesty. I love doing Bats and Spiders and Pumpkins and Halloween! 

That week we started with {Little Boo}.  If you have not heard of this story, you MUST run out and get it...right now. Or you can order it like I do. haha!

We did a SWBS for the book...

Then the kids took that and wrote the summary out. They are getting SO good at writing out the summary from our planning pages.

We also read {Spookley}.  We did a Character Trait...and how the character changed from the beginning to the end.  This oh-so-cute craft comes from Jennifer, over at {First Grade Blue Skies}. (The writing paper is mine that I made up really quick last year).

With Spookley, we also did our monthly literature quilt. This idea came from {THIS POST}.  

We also read the Bumpy Little Pumpkin. It is SO cute and the PERFECT book to practice adjectives!

We read it and then went back through and found all the adjectives.

We did  a drawing a labeling of the parts of a pumpkin.

Then it was time to start in our {Pumpkin Books!}

This is where those adjectives from Bumpy Little Pumpkin come in hand!

We love our {Spelling Journals} - they use them ALL the time as a resource on how to spell words

On Orange Day (Orange you Glad you Can Read Day), we did all the fun measurements and insides part to the pumpkin.

The ooey gooey part to the pumpkin!

We also did our Pumpkin Math...it's just a pumpkin I drew up, drew some lines to make it a puzzle, and then I tell them what they need to do in each section. After they do it, then they go over it with a sharpie, cut it up, and then put it back together as a puzzles...because these are all the PARTS to the WHOLE number in the stem!

The {Family Projects} this year have been so cute!! 

At the end of the week, we did a comparison of Apples and Pumpkins. Nothing fancy...just did it quick on some paper....

and they had to pick at least 2 from each section to write about...but they had to pick matching adjectives for the "different" sides....which is the hard part for them, honestly.

So what did we do for centers?? Well, I just don't have time during reading small groups to get around to take pictures, but my math time is somewhat more lax (in terms of a tight schedule), so I can get around more.

One of our favorite math games is Bump from Denise over at Sunny Days. She has these for all the main seasons/holidays. This is her Boo Bump you can get {HERE} for free!

The other centers were from my {October Centers}.

If you missed my Halloween Week, Check it out {HERE}.

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