Too Many Pumpkins Teacher's Page


WebQuest Agricultural Series by Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri State University


INTRODUCTION

You have just finished reading or listening to the book "Too Many Pumpkins" with your students. Students are to imagine that they are a friend of Rebecca's.


EVALUATION

Rubric for Pumpkin Projects
Objectives

2 pts.

1 pts.

0 pts.

Life Cycle Order

All picture frames are in order

1 or 2 frames are out of order

All picture frames are out of order

Poem Group Work

Works well with others

Needs reminding to work with group

Can not work well in group

Grammar

Begins all sentences with capital and ends with a period

Begins some sentences with a capital and ended some with a period

Did not begin sentences with a capital and end with a period

Complete Sentences

All sentences have a complete thought

Some sentences have a complete thought

No sentences have a complete thought


RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

Book - Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington

Pump Up the Curriculum with Pumpkins

Pumpkin Investigation

Pumpkin Circuit

Pumpkin Treats

Many Pumpkin Lesson Plans

Pumpkin Facts

Pumpkin Exploration

Pumpkin Nook

More Pumpkin Recipes


National Education Standards


Reading Standards

  • Develop vocabulary by listening to and discussing unknown words in stories
  • Identify connections between text ideas and own experiences
  • Read and respond to rhyme and alliteration in poetry


Writing Standards

  • Capitalize the first letter of a sentence
  • Use a period at the end of a sentence


Science Standards

  • Students learn about seeds growing


Basic Operations and Concepts

  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.


COMMON CORE STANDARDS
Science: Strand 8, Sec. 3A


HINTS FOR STUDENT OR TEACHER USE
You might consider inviting an owner of a pumpkin patch to speak with the students. Taking students to a pumpkin patch for a field trip would be a good learning experience. Young students could talk to the other students about any pumpkin patch that they have visited.


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This page was developed by Cheryl McGinness, reviewed by Lyndon and the late Barbara Irwin and maintained by Missouri Farm Bureau. 
Please address questions to Diane Olson at Missouri Farm Bureau.