This fun, hands-on Halloween activity takes carving jack O'lanterns to a new level! This kit includes a parent letter to send home explaining about the process of carving pumpkins at school and asking for assistance in the classroom. It also has a handout for students explaining the requirements and criteria for their writing project. There are two different versions: one with only a written essay, and one with differentiated options for students to explain how to carve a pumpkin. A rubric is also part of this package to ease the pain of grading! All pieces are in Word Document form, so they can be edited to fit your needs!