Grab some of those awesome autumn pumpkins and pile them in your classroom during October or November, then enjoy some exciting cross-curricular learning fun! This packet combines reading, writing, science, and math into a full day of Pumpkin activities. Students can read the provided informational text or can use the provided digital texts options from Readworks.com or Epicbooks.com to learn about the anatomy of a pumpkin and its life cycle. Children then proceed to use the text evidence to retell what they read using their own words and writing skills. As the day continues, students use their math skills to measure, weigh, estimate, count, and compare features of their pumpkin. Depending on when this is used, there is a math page in which the children create a picture graph of face carving (October) or favorite pumpkin foods (November). Finally, have the children use their science skills of observation and recording to study the outside and inside of the pumpkin. While the children are having fun learning with their pumpkins, you are teaching 14 Common Core/Next Generation Standards. Enjoy...It's Pumpkin Day!