|Dressed up among my characters as Junie B. Jones!|
So let me now introduce you to PUMPKIN DAY! This was a unit developed by one of my favorite teachers, Cara Carroll at The First Grade Parade.
I began the day with a pumpkin investigation that involved various workstations. Students worked in teams (of course!) to practice estimation, making predictions, measuring, and counting.
The most challenging part of our day was getting our hands dirty. I was so baffled by the looks of pure disgust and shock as I told each team to reach in and grab the seeds with their hands. Needless to say, we got over that really quick!
|They were simply shocked at how many seeds a|
pumpkin could hold.
|Check out that independence!|
|Teamwork at its best...everyone is lending a helping (slimy) hand.|
|Don't worry...he assured me that he was|
referringto the character from the movie :)
|The yarn looks like the stringy insides!|