23 October 2013

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumkins...

 I originally posted this last year.  I added a simple fence post template at the end, and for some reason the date changed and it posted today!  My blogger must be haunted, because it's acting totally crazy!!!

The last couple weeks have been all about pumpkins, which ties in nicely with our All About Writing Unit from Lucy Calkin's Units of Writing.  So, The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons, was at the top of my list of read alouds.  They made so many great connections to our nonfiction conventions that were taught at the very beginning of the year.

I'm sure you have seen the silly pumpkins on Pinterest that are super popular right now.  Well, they were too cute to pass on.  The pumpkins are from Doodle Bugs Teaching.  Please go check them out here. My class had a blast making them and they look adorable in the hallway. The toothy grins have definitely caught the eyes of passer byers in the hallway.   My student teacher created the cute hallway display below. 

My student teacher is super creative.  I love this friendly scarecrow!


My student teacher also did a fun Pumpkin Diagram with my class.  They reviewed the parts of a pumpkin and then made their own pumpkin and labeled the parts.

We also wrote facts about pumpkins.  They added a lot of new knowledge to their schemas!

You can get this Freebie by heading over to a previous post.  Click here.

*** I had a request for a fence template similar to the one in the picture above.   If you are also interested in creating a fence display, here are 2 pages that can be copied on brown paper, and then put together to create a simple fence.  You will need several copies depending on how large you would like the fence to be. You can click on either image below to download.


  1. Adorable work on display! I bet you're the buzz of the school. I love the pumpkins along
    the fence.

    Granny Goes to School

  2. Any chance you know how I can print that cute fence? I'm a terrible drawer but if I can print several pages of fence and glue them together in a row, it'll be perfect for our 2nd grade Halloween display. Thanks!

    1. Hi Lisa,
      I added a couple of fence posts above. I hope that that they will work out for you. You could run them off on brown paper and just connect several copies together.