Some of the years I was in second grade we did a day of Pumpkin Math. We asked parents to come in and volunteer and do math activities with pumpkins. The years I was lucky parents sent in the pumpkins. I found about five groups (and five pumpkins) to be about the magic number. Usually I could get four parents (plus myself for the 5th group) to come in. The kids loved it and it was a great way to burn some of that Halloween excitement off!
I revamped some of my handouts for this year to share!
Here is a copy of the parent letter I sent home requesting volunteers and supplies.
I made two versions of the recording sheet for students. Both of the recording sheets have the same tasks/ information. The format is just a bit different.
One is a single sheet of paper.
Students can record the information as they cut into the pumpkin.
The second is folded into a small booklet.
This would be great for kids that need a little push in following directions because they only do a page at a time. However, it might be hard for kids with fine motor issues since it is smaller.
There are 11 centers in the pack and they cover 12 different standards! The packet is over 100 pages and is only $8.00! Whoohoo! Some of the activities may cover the same skill and can be used to tier and differentiate learning.
All centers are in black and white for easy (and cheap) printing.
A colorful cover and directions page are included for a little ink cartridge (and wallet) friendly punch of color!
Every center includes a recording sheet for student accountability and each center was designed to be completed independently. However, the centers can be modified to be completed in pairs if the teacher chooses.
I gave away several little freebies that supplement this center pack exclusively available on Facebook
this week. Make sure to hop on over and get a taste of the pack.
These centers were designed to follow curriculum pacing guides and are also directly correlated to my November Daily Math Review Pages. These are a spiraling review that cover 5 domains daily. An assessment with similar format is provided for the 5th day of the week along with a rubric to score the assessment.
I am up to elbows right now getting my November Daily Math Review Pages ready for publishing, but here is a sneak peak! You can see my weekly progression showing the increasing complexity of the problems. The centers are planned to correlate with each standard. My first draft of ideas can be seen in my blue chicken scratch!
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Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.