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PUMPKIN BOOK PROJECTS - A CREATIVE WAY TO FOCUS ON CHARACTERS

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Please visit my blog, www.CFClassroom.com for daily photos and tips on organizing and managing your classroom. The direct link to this product with lots of pictures on my blog is: http://clutterfreeclassroom.blogspot.com/2011/09/pumpkin-book-project.html

Are you looking for a fun and festive book project for grades 1 through 5? The Pumpkin Book Project is ALWAYS an annual favorite in my classroom. Although it was designed to be used in October, the character trait pages that are included would be useful year-round.

I've taught Kindergarten through 3rd and have used this project with each of those grade levels for the past nine years. I finally organized and updated all of my resources to create this kit.

The students can use any book and the included pages are flexible for different activities and ages. You can pick which you want your students to do.

I currently teach third grade and use this project to focus heavily on identifying character traits. You could also use the pages to focus on story mapping, sequencing, summarizing or any other reading response you pick.

The kit includes:
*2 cover sheets to create a packet to send home with your students.
*an overview of ideas on how to create the pumpkin characters
*a reading log to complete while reading the selected text
*a story map page
*a blueprint to design the project
*a page for the students to create a supply list
*an explanation of character traits and a list of traits
*pages to identify traits in a text and record evidence
*draft page
*a primary-aged pumpkin shape to complete
*a primary-ruled pumpkin project themed open ended page with space *for a drawing or photo
*an intermediate-ruled pumpkin project themed open ended page with *space for a drawing or photo
*6 pages of sample photos
*planning/pacing calendar and rubric checklist
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On  March 26, 2014,  Emily K. said:
LOVED THIS. My kids turned their pumpkins into amazing characters. I did allow some to use a real pumpkin though. :)
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This project is so stinkin' cute! I love it! What a great way to get the kids excited about and engaged in reading!
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On  January 29, 2014Tammy Ratajczak (TpT Seller) said:
I used this earlier this year and the students LOVED it. I have never seen them so proud to show off their work. We had a pumpkin book project "open house" for other students, parents, and teachers to come admire their work. Great project!! Definitely doing this again next year.
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The kids had so much fun with this! Can't wait to do it again next year..
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My favorite project for my little first graders. They absolutely LOVE it!
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This project was wonderful!! My students, as well as their parents enjoyed the time spent together!!!
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On  January 2, 2014,  Buyer said:
This project is fantastic! The opportunities for creativity are endless! My students needed quite a bit of scaffolding and feedback on the pre writing and writing, but were very motivated. Great idea. Thank you!
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Thanks! This was an awesome project. Kids, parents, and teacher had a blast doing this. Will be doing it again next year for sure.
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I teach 6th grade and this was SOOO easy to adapt ;) One of my favorite projects!
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On  December 3, 2013Elisabeth Thompson (TpT Seller) said:
My whole school did the pumpkin book character project this year. Your packet helped my class create a top notch pumpkin presentation. We look forward to the character pumpkins next year!
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On  November 29, 2013Jessica Wood (TpT Seller) said:
We did this as a grade level and put them on display in the school lobby. Everyone loved them!
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On  November 20, 2013,  Buyer said:
This was an awesome activity. My students were so excited to make a character with PUMPKINS!
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On  November 20, 2013,  Buyer said:
Awesome! We did this as a class, and got SOOOOOO many compliments. The students LOVED this! Thank you!
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On  November 18, 2013,  Andrea L. said:
My kids loved this! It was a great way to do our October book report. They are so much more creative than me! Thank you!!
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On  November 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
My 1st graders and their parents loved this project. We displayed the pumpkins the day before Halloween for the rest of the school to take see. So awesome. We will definitely do this next year.
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On  November 6, 2013Emily Krall (TpT Seller) said:
Too Cute! The kiddos loved it and their creativity shined! Thanks!
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On  November 4, 2013,  Amber M. said:
My students, parents, and colleagues loved seeing my students' creativity...all in thanks to your great project! Fabulous!
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On  October 2, 2011Katie Wilson (TpT Seller) asked:
For some reason my purchase went through twice - is there any way I can get a refund for the second purchse please?
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On  February 10, 2013Clutter-Free Classroom answered:
Hi Katie,
I don't have the ability to do refunds, but have always found TPT customer service to be extremely helpful. :) Jodi from www.CFClassroom.com
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PUMPKIN BOOK PROJECTS - A CREATIVE WAY TO FOCUS ON CHARACTERS
PUMPKIN BOOK PROJECTS - A CREATIVE WAY TO FOCUS ON CHARACTERS
PUMPKIN BOOK PROJECTS - A CREATIVE WAY TO FOCUS ON CHARACTERS
PUMPKIN BOOK PROJECTS - A CREATIVE WAY TO FOCUS ON CHARACTERS