Pumpkin Lessons

I just barely read this in our work box yahoo group and thought it was so fun that I'd share it here as well:

Pumpkin Places
"Fresh from the World" is a program by the University of Illinois extension that explores different aspects of food in our lives. There are a series of slideshow videos – this one is "Pumpkins…The Scary Squash!"
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/food/sections/pumpkins/?page=0

There are "Back" and "Next" buttons, which are helpful to review information. For the sake of comprehension, kids can view this once just to get familiar with it, a second time to make a note of vocabulary (especially words they don't know), and then a third time to answer the questions on this worksheet:
http://www.trcabc.com/wp-content/uploads/Pumpkins...The-Scary-Squash.pdf

Want to carve a pumpkin, but with no mess? Here is a way your kids can do just that!
http://www.cubpack81.com/images/carve_pumpkin.swf

And finally, here's a great way for your students to write a scary story while practicing parts of speech. Go to Spooky Night ad-lib where kids fill in the blanks with the correct parts of speech and make some silly – er, scary – stories! You can even print them out.
http://holidays.hobbyloco.com/halloween/story2.html

Comments

  1. What great ideas!! I'll have to do them with my kids...and the tortilla treat, too.

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