Pumpkins and a FREEBIE!

I can't believe that it is already time to start planning fall and Halloween activities for our classrooms. Where did first quarter go?! Oh well....second quarter is my favorite! Lots of holidays!

This Halloween, I plan to focus on pumpkins. That way students who don't celebrate the holiday can still take part in all of our activities. In reading, we will be reading a recipe for pumpkin bread and answering comprehension questions. They will be working on sequencing using the recipe and practicing their adjectives. And the best part...we'll be making pumpkin bread in the classroom! It is going to smell soooo good! Then we will do some writing about pumpkins. We are going to do all of this using THIS kit.

Then in science, we are going to practice using the scientific process. We are going to experiment to see if a large pumpkin has more seeds in it than a small pumpkin. We'll integrate a little math in by practicing weighing the pumpkins and graphing our hypothesizes. I still need to make some printables for this project. Coming soon...

But here is where the FREEBIE comes in! During our math groups, students will practice their multiplication facts using THIS fun pumpkin war game. And it is FREE! So download it for your class. All I ask is that you leave feedback.

Do you have any fun fall or Halloween plans for your classroom this month?