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 rosieteaches Joined: May 2008 Posts: 619 Senior Member
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Harvest projects with pumpkins
10-21-2010, 01:12 PM
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Does anyone have a favorite October project using pumpkins? Would you like to share? Thanks.

 Katherina Joined: Jan 2009 Posts: 1,111 Senior Member
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pumpkin ideas
10-21-2010, 06:22 PM
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We have lots of fun. We measure, use the seeds for math problems, predict the amount of seeds in each, and the ones we don't cut into, we paint.

 trexteach Joined: Aug 2006 Posts: 3,960 Senior Member
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decorating pumpkins writing activity
10-21-2010, 06:35 PM
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The kids decorate one of the very, very small pumpkins, (the ones that cost about 50 cents), at home in creative and colorful ways. They bring them to school in a brown paper bag, shoebox, or something not see through. When the students out of the room for art, music, or whatever, I take out the pumpkins, and spread them out on a table with numbers.

Each student has to write a descriptive paragraph about what their pumpkin looks like and leave it on their desk. Everyone is given a clipboard and a sheet of paper with all the students' names on it. Each walks around the room reading the descriptions and trying to match the description with the correct numbered pumpkin. They write the number of the matching pumpkin next to the correct students' name.

Their grades come from:
creativity/effort in decorating
quality of the paragraph writing
# of correct "matches"

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