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Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Have you heard of it?  If not you have to go check it out!  It has honestly inspired me to do a lot more little things in my classroom!  Here is my board, go check it out, and have fun!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How Did It Get So Late So Soon!?

Ah Blog, happy blog.  I think of you often at home and school, but my fingers, and brain, and whatever is makes us go as teachers, is so exhausted these days!  Wow these kiddos are given me a run!  Anywho, I am going to start off with my pumpkin day!  I got this awesome all day Pumpkin Day idea from Inspired Apple & Fabulous in First, two of my all time favorites blogs!

So we got started out just coloring, and using words to describe the outside of the pumpkin.  Fabulous in First has some great worksheets.
  We then moved on to weighing the pumpkin, which I was surprised to see it was 9.5 pounds!  Wow!  Some of them thought it might weigh more than them.. whoops!

 I then filled a bucket of water up - and the kiddos got to find out that pumpkins float!  Amazing!  Some were cracking up about this!
  We then guessed how many pumpkin seeds were in the pumpkin.  The black butcher paper, and crayons worked really well to put their guesses down.  This was a great estimation lesson!

  On to the carving!  Color and write about on your observation paper what the inside of the pumpkin looks like.

  Count the pumpkin seeds, we are finding out it is easier to count by 10's!  Whew! 

  There were over 600!

  Then we raffled off the pumpkins, and three kiddos got to take them home, they were so excited!
  Time for the Halloween Party!

  The set up.  Napkin, plate, word search, and treat bag!

  I got home, and then cooked the pumpkin seeds, so we could graph whether or not we liked the taste!

And just because I love him, this is our yellow lab Max, loving fall more than we do!  Raking, stinks!