Friday, October 28, 2011

It's Pumpkin Time!

We had a pumpkin week this week; it was all pumpkins, all the time :)

We jumped off by reading some great non fiction pumpkin books to learn about the life cycle of the pumpkin. We made a fun project out of paper plates courtesy of Michelle at Fabulous in First .  We especially loved the paper plate pocket. I think they turned out fantastic!

We did a fun sink or float activity. Can I just say that I love to mislead them in this activity... awful right?, but it is just more fun when they are SO surprised that it floats...

We completed an investigation worksheet to go along with our sink/float experiment and you can have it too! Click HERE to download!

Then we investigated the pumpkin. We did this with the apple a few weeks ago. My kiddos really liked it, so its a reprise! We did the outside first and did some expository writing to go along.

Later we cracked open the pumpkin to count seeds in groups of 10 and carve (all thanks to Cara's great ideas over at The First Grade Parade!).

There were 315 seeds!
The finished pumpkin

Have a happy Friday night!


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