Pumpkins are such a great way to add “Fall” to your studies! I created this unit so that I can have “everything pumpkins”, from our shared reading, our emergent readers, ELA centers, math centers!
In this packet you will find the following:
-“Write the Room” vocabulary (using real photos) and response sheet
-a “Read Aloud” Non-Fiction book (also using real pictures)
-discussion/comprehension cards for “Read Aloud” story
-vocabulary cards (with real photos) for pocket chart/word wall
-“Pumpkin Life Cycle” Poster in color and B&W, one set with the stages and one without for students to label
-“Let’s Label an Pumpkin” Poster and one B&W student copy without the labels for them to complete
- class surveys/chart (“Favorite Pumpkin product” ) and response sheet for survey
-a “Pumpkin Study” sheet to use for “observing your Pumpkin” activity
-2 Emergent Readers
-“I Have, Who Has?” lowercase letters
-“I Have, Who Has?” uppercase letters
-“Quiz, Quiz, Trade” cards for uppercase, lowercase letters and beginning sounds (and directions for activity)
-26 playdoh mats (upper and lowercase letters) ,a recipe for Pumpkin Pie playdoh, a response sheet and an “I Can” Center Poster
-Write and Wipe Alphabet Center card, response sheet and “I Can” poster
- beginning sound clip cards, student response sheet and “I Can…” poster
-rhyming words pumpkin puzzles, student response sheet and “I can.. ”poster
-“I Spy…” Teeny tiny letter find, student response sheet and I can poster
-2 “Scoot” games- beginning sounds and ending sounds- directions for playing and response sheet
-“Find the sneaky raccoon!” Pocket chart game (full group, small group or center activity matching letter to picture with beginning sound), student response and I can poster included
-Beginning and ending sound center cards, response sheet and I can poster.
-“Build a Jack-o-Lantern” Game (Round Robin style Kagan structure) game- game cards for counting sets (easy and hard), recognizing sets on a ten frame (0-20) and number recognition 0- 20.
-I Have, Who has? Game numbers to 20
-Pumpkin Time- puzzles telling time to the half hour and hour and response sheet
-“Quiz, Quiz, Trade” numbers to 20 cards and directions for playing this Kagan structure
-3 different “Scoot” Games- telling time, counting sets and recognizing quantities on a ten frame 0- 20 and response sheet, as well as directions for playing
-Roll, Say, Keep game boards and cards for number rec , recognizing quantities on a ten frame and counting sets and a response sheet
- 1-10 -number playdough mats and response sheets
-“The Great Pumpkin Relay Race” Full group game with number 0-20 (and directions to play)
-“Pumpkin War”- comparing 2 numbers game and directions for playing
It is common core aligned and covers these standards:
SL.K.1 I can participate conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
LK.1 I can print my letters.
LK.2 I can write a letter for most consonant sounds.
RF.K.1 I can recognize and name all of my upper and lower case letters.
RF.K.2 I can isolate and pronounce beginning and ending sounds in CVC words.
K.CC1 I can count to 100 by ones and tens.
K.CC.3/K.CC.4 I can write my numbers and write the number that stands for a given set.
K.CC.5 I can tell “how many?”
K.MD.2. I can compare objects by certain attribute and describe the difference.
KOA.4 I can find how many more to make 10.
This is a huge unit that covers full group games/activities, small group game/activities, ELA centers and Math centers with “everything pumpkins”!