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My Favorite, Pumpkin Week!

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going!

It seems like Fall just got here, and it's speeding

like a bullet train!!

I'm here to share with you what we did this week for Pumpkin Week!

Students were out on Monday, Columbus Day,

and once they came back to school on Tuesday, I realized that I'd 

scheduled Pumpkin Week on a short week!!! 

What in the world was I thinking!!

So, we didn't get to everything like we usually do,

but we did a LOT of stuff!!

We started off by taking a survey of who liked and didn't like pumpkin.

I created the survey.....

...and we used the recording page from Rhonda Baldacchino's pumpkin unit. 

I bought a pumpkin, and we used adjectives to describe our pumpkin.

Then, we discussed the pumpkin life cycle,

which can be found in Deanna Jump's Pumpkin Patch unit

Next, came our pumpkin investigation.

We counted the lines on our pumpkin...

...measured the circumference of our pumpkin...

and we learned if our pumpkin would sink or float!

While the kiddos were recording their results......

....I was recording our results as well on a large version of the recording sheet.

The most exciting part was when we cut the pumpkin open!!

We talked about what it looked like on the outside,

and wrote down our observations.

After we cut it open, we wrote down our observations.

For our taste portion of the week, I baked pumpkin muffins!!

I don't have a secret recipe, this is what I use....'s fabulous, and it gets the job done!!

I had planned for us to read/watch Spookley the Square Pumpkin,

but they watched it in counseling instead (go figure). 

That's ok, because we were definitely doing our Spookley craft!

Oh, by the way, here are some pumpkin freebies, hope you can use them!!

Just click on any picture to download!

Also, if you like to graph the Autumn Mix Candy, which my students

love by the way, here's a freebie for that as well!! 

Just click the picture below!

We love to practice math in the fall by graphing autumn mix candy! This engaging activity has students using their math skills, and they don't even realize that they're learning!

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