Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pumpkin Unit

Instead of just studying one book this week, I decided we'd do a pumpkin unit. We have some favorites that we love to pull out this time of year and next Monday we are off to the farm for a field trip to pick apples and pumpkins. We'll be ready!

Below are the four main books we'll be using. We've been reading them over and over every night and during the day all week!

From Seed to Pumpkin

Too Many Pumpkins

It's Pumpkin Time

Pumpkin Jack

While visiting Candace's blog I came across some links from her pumpkin unit and I spent some time finding fun pumpkin items. These are the ones I liked best. I'm sure in the end we won't use them all, but I'll have them on hand in case.

Today the boys put those Five Little Pumpkins on their gate and sang the song. Here J3 is getting awfully precise with that cutting. He filled that gate right up and asked for more and if he cut into a pumpkin he put it in a reject pile. He was all about the cutting today.
Lapbooks are in the works and I will be delighted to share with you how it turns out. Happy Fall!!


Jen said...

WooHoo!! That's what we're (slowly) working on, too!!

Heather said...

HA! I haven't had a chance to finish this post but blogger wouldn't save so I published. I'll take care of that now...

April said...

Oh, how wonderful!!!! I must tell you I am going to borrow this and share it on my blog too so others can do it too. I was going to go ahead and begin Election but I think I will do the pumkin study first since it is coming up sooner. Love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!! We're going to be doing pumpkins next!!!


Jen Unsell said...

Those are great links Heather! Thanks for sharing them!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for planning next week's school for me. I love it when you do ALL the work for me!


Heather said...

Glad the little unit will be helpful to you all! We've certainly been having fun with it. Today we'll do some of those pumpkin sight words and do more lapbook components.

We might have time to measure our pumpkins too.