There are so many great pumpkin books… Pumpkin, Pumpkin, The Littlest Pumpkin, and I could go on and on. So this year I wanted to find some new books and boy was I excited to read these two treasures to my class!
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? is a great story with lots of math! It’s all about counting seeds. Probably more suited for older grades, but my students enjoyed the parts that did apply to their counting skills! We laughed and awed about how many different ways we could count seeds!
And How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? is another great story loaded with math terms for size. Great for vocabulary and ideas for writing! “Could the most colossal pumpkin fill the Grand Canyon?” This book really sparked some conversations that got the kids really thinking about size!
Speaking of writing… I always like to buy the most odd pumpkins I can find to put in my writing center. This year these were our great finds! I have not put them out just yet but usually the lumpy pumpkins get the funniest stories!
I always like to do some investigations with pumpkins. Here’s a great one page freebie for pumpkins if you want to do pumpkins quickly and not really get too into them. Located in my Random Freebies file.