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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pumpkin 3D Labeling, Investigations and a Freebie!

This week went by way too fast! I cannot believe it is already second quarter and I'm still begging for more teaching time at the end of each day. Some weeks I feel like this is my first year teaching all over again, except there aren't as many cutesy projects. :)

We have had so much fun this week! We celebrated our 40th day of school on Monday, had a pumpkin patch field trip on Tuesday, 3D pumpkin labeling on Wednesday, testing and pumpkin observations on Thursday and more testing and birthday celebrating on Friday.

One of the perks of teaching the same grade level my daughter is in is that I get to go on all her field trips and participate in class activities with her. I had to include the picture of her above on her field trip to the pumpkin patch. I love that girl to pieces! It was crazy windy, so her hair was all over the place. :)

For our 3D pumpkin labeling project, we felt like we needed something that was fun and cute, but still helped us stay in line with the Common Core and our state's Science expectations. This is what we came up with.

I have the directions and printables available in my TpT store for only $1. Just click on the picture below to take you to my store.

 
Today is my birthday and yesterday I had lots of super sweet treats from my secret pal, teacher friends and students. One of my students and his mom brought me a pecan pie fresh from the oven! I'm so blessed!



All three of our Kindergarten classes combined the results of our How many jack-o-lanterns tall are you? graph.



If you don't have a die cut machine to make your pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns for this activity, click on the picture below to download this freebie from TpT! It includes pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns in case you can't use Halloween themed items in your classroom.

14 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Marlana.

    Thanks for sharing some awesome ideas.

    Ann

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    1. Thank you, Ann! :) It was a great birthday!

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten

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  2. Happy birthday. I love the 3D pumpkins. I am also blessed to see my little one and share in those school moments too. Kinda a nice perk.

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    1. Thank you so much! It is a blessing to be able to share school moments. It makes my day getting constant hugs from my own kiddo walking down the hall, too! :)

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten

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  3. Happy Birthday!! And thank you for all the wonderful ideas!!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  4. I love your 3D pumpkin... especially the yarn pulp inside! That is so creative!
    Michelle
    Apples and ABC's

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! You are too sweet! :)

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten

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      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten

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  6. I love your 3-D Pumpkin Labeling! It is so cute!

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    1. Thank you! We had so much fun making it in class!

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten

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