We celebrated the holiday with a fantastic farm field trip AND extended our pumpkin time with a hands-on exploration!
Our field trip was rescheduled due to weather, so we visited Lawyer's Winterbrook Farm on Monday. It was well worth the wait.
It was an EPIC trip! I highly recommend this farm…everyone there was so gracious and our young pumpkin-loving, city-slickers were THRILLED!
Here's a few pumpkin highlights:
I'm not going to sugar-coat it though…Tuesday was a bit rough. Halloween on a Monday feels like a bit of a cruel trick.
After rescheduling our trip, we had to do some creative shuffling in our schedules to wrap up October. My small intervention group had already completed half of their pumpkin investigation and we spent November 1st concluding with our hands-on exploration:
We also enjoyed several pumpkin-themed read alouds and used Paige Bessick's (of The Interactive Teacher) Pumpkin Investigation unit! Thanks Paige for the fabulous guide – I highly recommend it to give pumpkin time more structure.
We also completed a pumpkin life cycle and descriptive writing based on these mentor texts:
As you may have guessed, my students and I are “all in” for the season. We added this pumpkin math activity (free) and extended our detective work with this sensory bin based on Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson (a FANTASTIC book).
Thank you for reading about our pumpkin time FUN! Please stop back soon to see what we're up to next!