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Pumpkin Unit: Pumpkins to the Common Core PLUS Science!

Grade Levels
1st - 2nd, Homeschool
Formats Included
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83 pages
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This complete pumpkin themed unit contains language arts, math, and science activities aligned with Common Core State Standards as well as loads of pumpkin science activities and experiments!.

Included in this unit:

*October Calendar
* Pumpkin Observation (using senses: lined & unlined included)
*Identify Parts of a Pumpkin
*Label Parts of a Pumpkin
* Making Words (with "pumpkins")
* Pumpkin Comparisons
* Informative Writing: Pumpkin Life Cycle
(Illustrated and blank for student illustrations)
* Learning About My Pumpkin (Science/Math)
* How Many Seeds in the Pumpkin? (Estimate/Count)
* Draw a Picture of Your Pumpkin (Illustration)
* Draw a Scientific Diagram of Your Pumpkin
* Pumpkin Write the Room
* Informational Text: Pumpkin Fun Facts Mini Book
* Blank Pumpkin Stationery (3 full sheets/3 half sheets)
* Using Tally Marks
* Adding with Three Addends
* Word Problems (2 pages)
* Science Experiment 1: Pumpkin/Seed Sink/Float
* Science Experiment 2: Rotting Pumpkins
* I Have/Who Has Sight Word Games
(Pre-Primer, Primer, First, Second, Third)

This unit will help you keep things fun for fall and pumpkin time while packing in skills and content!

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Common Core State Standards © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.
Total Pages
83 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.


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