K4 Learning at Home: Pumpkin Week!
We started off this week learning about Christopher Columbus (see that post here) and being that Christopher Columbus brought back the first pumpkin to Europe we spent the rest of the week talking about... you guessed right, pumpkins!
- Copywork from "Draw Write Now vol. 2"
- Sight Word Pumpkin SMASH-- big hit! Need. More. Shaving. Cream.
- Made real and non-sense words using the letters from the word "pumpkin." T came up with:
pun up in kim kin kip mup kum nim (then he was "done!")
This idea and several others came from Teaching Heart's Pumpkin Unit.Math:
- Pumpkin Patch Place Value
- Pumpkin Patch Graphing found in 1+1+1=1 Pumpkin Preschool Pack. T loved seeing which pumpkin would win; although he did 'rig' the race a bit! After the race, we practiced Ordinal Numbers that we had learned when rowing, The Glorious Flight.
- Shake and Add Pumpkin Patch:
I put numbers 0-5 in the bottom of an egg carton and placed two orange buttons inside. T had to shake the egg carton and add the numbers the buttons landed on.
- Pumpkin Roll n Stamp (idea found here): I wrote several addition facts up to 6 and also wrote tally marks which T had been learning in his Math U See curriculum.
- Counted pumpkin seeds into groups of 10 and used them to find the area; measured the circumference with yarn (this and other ideas at Hubbard's Cupboard)
- Cut and Paste Pumpkin activity
- Pumpkin Face Paper Craft
- Bleeding Marker Pumpkin drawing-- drew and colored pumpkin then sprayed our paper with water.
- Tried Pumpkin Tissue Paper Painting, but our tissue paper didn't bleed.... so it turned out to be tissue paper mosaic!
|Tissue Paper Mosaic|
|Bleeding Marker Pumpkins|
|Pumpkin Face Paper Craft. Aren't they the most interesting pumpkins ever?!|
- Lifecycle of a Pumpkin
- Observed and explored our pumpkin with our 5 senses; T filled in the blanks:
"My pumpkin looks great;
My pumpkin feels cold;
My pumpkin smells... it doesn't have a smell;
My pumpkin sounds not good;
and My pumpkin tastes yummy.
- Pumpkin Observation sheet
- Learned pumpkins are a fruit!
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