Pumpkins are the ultimate symbol of all the excitement and fun that comes with autumn. This thematic unit is the perfect way to bring that fun and excitement to your classroom while building core reading, language, and math skills. These activities focus on pumpkins rather than a holiday, so they are applicable all through October and November, even if you do not celebrate holidays in your classroom.
Activities include reading informational text and finding main ideas, forming plural nouns, identifying common and proper nouns, sequencing the steps in a pumpkin pie recipe, rounding to the nearest hundred, writing a noun verse, comparing varieties of pumpkins, creating a seed packet for the perfect pumpkin, completing patterns, estimating and measuring the height, circumference, and weight of real pumpkins, a pumpkin journal page, and two pumpkin recipes that are sure to delight kids.
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