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We are linking up today with Manic Monday's CLASSROOM FREEBIES!  All week long we have been having a blast learning all about Pumpkins!   To go along with our  Pumpkin Week, we created a Pumpkin Life Cycle booklet FREEBIE!  Click on the image below to grab yours!




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Don't forget to checkout our brand new Pumpkin Literacy & Math Pack!



It comes with a booklet that's available in color and black & white so your little ones can color it!



So students can practice their handwriting, we've also included a Pumpkin Writing Craftivity!





To keep your students engaged, I've also added this original Pumpkin game!This would be great for math centers/ work stations to practice adding, subtracting, counting, and number recognition. Just print, laminate, and cut!














We also put together a fun way for students to work on Tallying & 
Graphing We tasted pumpkin pie, a pumpkin muffin, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin candy! 

After we tasted our pumpkin goodies, we graphed them!  Like our graphing activity?  We used the graphing activity from our Pumpkins math & literacy pack!  Click below to see more!  






Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups


 To end our Pumpkin Week, we made these Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups!  This was an easy sequencing activity.  First, the pudding layer .  Next, the cookie layer.  Then the sprinkle layer.  Finally, the PUMPKINS!


Ingredients:

2 packages of chocolate instant pudding

milk

1 box of Chocolate Graham crackers

1 bag of candy pumpkins

green sprinkles

Let your students help you mix the pudding with the milk(according to the pudding mix directions).  Next, students can make the "dirt" by placing the Graham crackers into a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin. Then, students can top their "dirt" layer with sprinkles.  Finally, insert 3 pumpkins by pressing them down a little. Enjoy!







Picking Sight Words

We also came up with a new sight word game to help us review our sight words. We also found a new use for our pumpkin!  First, we "picked" a sight word from our Frankenstein bucket, then we read it aloud, finally, we "picked" the sight word right off of our very own pumpkin. This is such a simple activity, but so much fun for kids!



This Tuesday is BIG Pumpkin Time!


We're starting our Halloween fun early this year! First we read a pumpkin story "Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman.  It's a silly story about a witch who can't get her pumpkin off the vine, but with the help of some creatures, they succeed in time for Halloween.  This is a great story for retelling. We loved reading this book!

Onto eating pumpkins(and counting of course)!




We practiced our number recognition and counting skills with candy pumpkins!  Aren't these mini cauldrons (Michaels Craft Store) adorable? It was a yummy way to learn math!