Our Pumpkin week was placed at a weird time... because of the way Halloween fell, we had to do Pumpkin week as the last week of October and the first week of November. Whatever. Pumpkins are good for November too. We just roll with the punches, right?
So, we actually did our Pumpkin Day on Monday
We made our Pumpkin Books so we could use them Monday. Usually, we work through them all week and then end with the Pumpkin day, but we did the opposite this year.
We had 5 stations going on....I am so thankful for the 3 volunteers that came that day to help out!
We did some weighing and measuring the height ...
We did Pumpkin Snot
Pumpkin Stem.... that was fun, but we needed A LOT of the candied pumpkins.
and we did a Roll-a-Pumpkin.
They turned out SO cute!!
I got this idea from my teammate, who also happens to be my daughter's teacher. Of course, she's FABULOUS.
She said I could put it all in a file and share with you. You'll love it - it's so fun!
Click HERE to download the Pumpkin Day activities!
We ended our day with the Orange Day Snacks (or pumpkin day snacks!)
In the crockpot, there's some seriously good Pumpkin Bread cooking. Here's a good recipe I found for it.
We also did the cute Spookley craft from First Grade Blue Skies...I made the writing paper to go along with the reading response.
and THEN, we did this SUPER cute idea from Finally in First. We made our own Spookley Pumpkin Patch. They turned out SO cute!! I did a quick review of the different 2D shapes and showed them how to draw them, freehand. I gave them a few different options for colors and they freehand drew the shapes. I gave them some green to make their stem and white to make their eyes. I am just so in love with them!!
I created a writing paper for them to write about their pumpkins, describing it - the color shape, if it was happy or scary, etc.
Click HERE to get the writing paper.
We also did some fun with Little Boo.
Little Boo is so cute! He's one of my favorites.
The kids did some more with summarizing.
This paper comes from my November Literacy Center pack.
And we got our Family Projects hung up!! (and have actually started getting November ones turned in - I can NOT believe it's November already!)
Next week, we'll be doing a little bit of election and a little bit of Seasons. It's a short week, so we'll see how much we get accomplished! Happy weekend!