Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Fun!

We read the story Spookely the Square Pumpkin. This story is about a pumpkin who grows into the shape of a square and all the other pumpkins are round. One day, a storm comes through and breaks part of the fence and sends several round pumpkins falling out to the bay. Spookley tips himself over to the cracked part of the fence to save his friends. We created our own pumpkins using orange paper that I let them rip up, yes rip they were shocked! Other than that being fun, it helps with building their fine motor skills. The class was encouraged to make any type of pumpkin they wanted. Some students made a triangle, square, circle, oval and a rectangle. The message to the kids was that it does not matter what size, shape or color you are that we all have special things about us and each of us are important in our own way.

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