Monday, October 20, 2014

5 Little Pumpkins

I love fall for many reasons, but especially for Pumpkins!!!

It's fun to teach, good in coffee, tastes yummy, means you can wear boots (hehe), and a field trip is just around the corner!

We went to the Pumpkin Patch this weekend, and I was inspired to share a little FREEBIE with you guys!

I have always done the 5 Little Pumpkins Memory book page (shown at the top) but, in order to continue doing it we had to make everything match a standard!

Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems)

The 5 Little Pumpkins is a poem!

So, I would give each child their own poem after we read it as a class.  Then, we would go through it, and the students would echo as I read each line.  This encourages the concept of tracking print.

They LOVE to use the eyeballs as pointers!

Next, I would ask them to find the letter Pp in each sentence & circle it. (I always tried to make sure letter Pp fell on Pumpkin week!)

Then, we would discuss that poems rhyme.  So, we would use different colors and underline the rhyming words.

We would highlight sight words.

Finally, we would read it aloud again.  

Then, make our Five Little Pumpkins craft!

Leave a comment if you snag the Freebie below!

Thanks for stopping by!

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