Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pumpkin Time

This time of year, everywhere you look, there are pumpkins! Today we read three funny stories about them. First, we read about our old friends, Duck and Goose in Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills. Then we read Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas, about a duck who scares his friends while carving a pumpkin. Finally, we read The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll, about two mice who each decided to take good care of the same pumpkin and the funny and amazing things that happened when they did! Wow!

On a plain white paper plate, we collaged lots of orange textures - paper, foam, tissue and crepe paper, yarn - and then added eyes and mouths from cut-out shapes. Some of us made eyeballs and teeth on the black shapes using white chalk.
Lastly, we added a corrugated cardboard stem to make the jack-o'-lantern complete!

We also sang "Five Little Pumpkins", like this!

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