Happy Pumpkin Time!
I hope you enjoy this math/science recording booklet for your K-2 classroom. I have tried to make this pumpkin time fun and very “do-able” for you or your classroom volunteers. I find that it typically takes my class about 30-40 minutes to complete the entire “Pumpkin Math Day” fun! Journal size is 5.5 by 8.5 (two booklets per page, cut down the middle and staple for easy prep)
In the booklet, there are the following pages:
*Describing My Pumpkin—does your pumpkin have a stem? A leaf? What color is your pumpkin?
*Measuring My Pumpkin—estimate how many cubes tall your pumpkin is and then measure it; draw something that is taller than your pumpkin and shorter than your pumpkin
*Measuring My Pumpkin—estimate how many pounds/kg your pumpkin is and then weigh it; draw something that is heavier than your pumpkin and lighter than your pumpkin
*Measuring My Pumpkin—cut a string that you think is the same length as the circumference of your pumpkin
*Sinking or Floating My Pumpkin—I highly recommend purchasing one of the cute little mini pumpkins for this! (the results will be the same and it is so much more manageable!)
*Estimating My Pumpkin—make an estimate and then count how many ribs are on your pumpkin;
*Estimating My Pumpkin-- make an estimate of how many seeds are in your pumpkin. Cut open the pumpkin and count to determine if there are more seeds or less seeds than 100.
*Inside My Pumpkin—Draw the inside of a pumpkin and write a word to describe the inside.
*Designing My Pumpkin—Design a face for your class to carve into the pumpkin
*Eating My Pumpkin—this would be a wonderful opportunity to have a “pumpkin tasting” day—muffins, pie, seeds
Of course, you can omit any of the pages to fit your needs/time frame.