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Pupils use a variety of methods to explore pumpkins. They observe the characteristics of the outside of a pumpkin, learn the life cycle of a pumpkin, and measure a pumpkin using nonstandard measurements.
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Growing Minds: Cucumber Exploration
After reading a picture book about planting and harvesting cucumbers, learners get a chance to examine some cucumbers of their own. First, they see photographs of a cucumber on a vine, and learn that it is part of the gourd family. They...
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Seasons and Weather: Supplemental Guide
From warm summer days to cold winter nights, this 10-lesson unit takes children on an exploration of seasons. Using the included reading passages and images, a series of read-aloud lessons and vocabulary activities provide young children...
K - 1st Science CCSS: Designed
Pumpkins in the Fall: Projects All About Pumpkins (and vines!)
Did you know that the lines on a pumpkin indicate the amount of seeds it will have? Class members learn many fun pumpkin facts when they read How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin, by Margaret McNamara. Follow the patterns set up in the book, have...
K - 2nd Math
Preschool Lesson Plan: Pumpkins
Learners explore plant science by reading Halloween related books. In this pumpkin lesson plan, students read the books Pumpkin Jack and The Pumpkin Patch and discuss what food items can be made with a pumpkin. Learners participate in...
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity
Fill your classroom with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie using this fun language arts lesson. Beginning with a class reading of the book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, learners practice identifying rhyming words, making...
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed
Halloween Literature Unit: Pumpkin Patch Unit Project
Students simulate an agriculture project. In this sequencing instructional activity, students observe their classroom pumpkin patch, make journal entries, and predict how the pumpkins will grow. They discuss as a class how to keep their...
K - 1st Science