Thursday, November 1, 2012

More Pumpkin Fun!

     Usually, I do pumpkin centers similar to the way I do apple centers, but this year I did it a little differently.  Instead of each child bringing in a pumpkin of their own, we did one class pumpkin to fill out our pumpkin investigation books.    

We guessed how many cubes tall our pumpkin was and then we measured and recorded in our books.  We also measure the pumpkin with string, but the pictures did not take.  I had one student that almost guessed it exactly right!

We predicted whether or pumpkin would sink or float.  Our pumpkin floated!
This is a great book to use to help introduce estimation, counting by 2's, 5's and 10's.  We read the book and then took a good look at our pumpkin before taking our guesses.  
Then we cut open our pumpkin.  We felt inside the pumpkin and drew a picture of what it looked like. 

We scooped out the pumpkin, cleaned out the seeds, and let them dry over night.  The next morning we  counted the seeds and recorded our answers. Our pumpkin had 566 seeds!

I found this pumpkin brace map and did this with the class to help them learn the parts of a pumpkin.

We labeled each part after putting it on our paper.

I found this on Pinterest and just had to do this for our Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater Nursery Rhyme!  These turned out so cute!!!!  The idea originally came from garden of praise blog.

We made bat books to help us learn our -at word family.

     Our Five Little Pumpkin poems were so cute, but that was another picture that did not turn out.  Tomorrow I'll have pictures up from our super fun Halloween Centers!

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