Friday, November 1, 2013

Our Week of Pumpkin Fun

Our Week of Pumpkin Activities
We passed our class pumpkin around the circle to see if it felt heavy or light. 
We predicted whether we thought our pumpkin would sink or float.
We found out our pumpkin floats.

We predicted whether the force of a hair dryer would make our pumpkin roll. I got this idea from Cara Carroll. 

We described the outside of our pumpkin. 

We cut our pumpkin open and explored the inside. 
We charted words to describe the inside of our pumpkin. I got this chart from Deanna Jump's Pumpkin Patch Palooza unit. 
We made crock-pot pumpkin pie. I found the recipe in Nicole Heinlein's Pumpkin Science unit. This recipe was super easy and the kids loved cooking the pie in our classroom. I fed 17 students with the recipe. If you need to feed more students than this then you may want to borrow another crock-pot so you can make two pies. 
We ate our pie with whipped cream. Yum!
We learned about paying attention to details. We studied the pumpkin picture below and charted what we noticed. Then we wrote about what was wrong with the picture and made our own boxes for the pumpkins. This idea came from Deanna Jump's Pumpkin Patch Palooza unit. 

My Favorite Pumpkin Books of the Week

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