Over the summer on Tanya's blog/TPT store, I saw she did a pumpkin scmath activity. I really wanted to try it in my classroom this year and DID. The students had SO much fun with all the activities.
I dedicated last Friday to all things pumpkin. October was a CRAZY busy month with parent/teacher conferences, fall break, common core training that my team and I taught, district literacy specialists in my classroom for a week, report cards, and Halloween; I'm sure your month was very similar. Needless to say, I didn't get around to doing the pumpkin activity in October. It actually worked out better that way because I then got the pumpkins for FREE. I stopped by the local pumpkin patch after school on Thursday. I told them I was a teacher and was wondering if I could buy some pumpkins for a classroom activity. The guy said I could have as many pumpkins as I'd like at no cost. So VERY nice of him!
Anyway, here was our pumpkin day!
(pretty fall colors along the back road I took home from the patch)
(my trunk full of punks)
The students brainstormed adjectives that described pumpkins and then wrote similes about pumpkins. I got the idea from First Grade Parade.
Pumpkin Scmath. Now the fun part...counting the seeds. I think next year I'll invite a few parents in to assist. The students were actually very good and on task, but it never hurts have a couple extra pairs of hands. ;)
I toasted some pumpkin seeds the night before and had the students try them. I got this idea from The Inspired Apple. This is the recipe I used. Very easy and tasty.
If you want a fun and educational seasonal activity, try out any of these! We had a great time. It's not too late... :)