Friday, October 4, 2013

Come Visit the Very Special Pumpkin Patch! : Free Resources and Activities

Several years ago I found this book at a book store and fell in love with it. I was an ESL Resource teacher/specialist and in the mornings I had groups of 1st -3rd graders who had very limited English. It was a book about opposites so each page had two pumpkins that had opposite faces such as Happy Pumpkin-Sad Pumpkin. My students loved it and wanted me to read it over and over again. Click on the picture below to see more about it.
Here is a picture of the whole pumpkin patch. 
There was "Hot" Pumpkin and "Cold" Pumpkin and "Fancy" Pumpkin and my favorite, "Out of this World" Pumpkin. Of course my students got to design their own "Very Special Pumpkin Patch"  Book. So I decided to write my own Reading and Writing Unit called "The Very Special Pumpkin Patch." If you click on the picture below you can read all about it as well as download the Preview to see all the activities in the unit. Unfortunately I didn't save the original power point to my external hard drive and when my laptop died it was lost forever. Lesson learned!
If you click on the pumpkin below you can get a free Pumpkin Patch book for your students so they can create their own very special pumpkin patch.

Well then I decided to write a new Pumpkin Book this year called, "Orange Pumpkin, Orange Pumpkin, What Do You See?" I had so much fun writing it and it turned into a 67 page Reading and Writing Unit for K-1. Students will love the Shared Reading Book and hear about what the Orange Pumpkin saw. Here is a sample:
They will read one of 3 Guided Reading Books at the Early Emergent and Emergent Levels. Students will also engage in fun writing and literacy activities. 
Just click on the picture below to read about it.When you download the Preview file you will see sample pages of all the the emergent readers, the shared reading book and the writing activities.
Of course there's a cute Make and Take book for all of my viewers and followers. 
Just click on the picture below to get your freebie.
If you are looking for some great Read Aloud Books you can find a great selection by clicking on the picture below.
How about some other special pumpkins to make like the one below? Just click on the picture to see lots more.
Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students. I hope your students have fun creating their very own special pumpkin patch.
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What very special pumpkin would you create?


  1. Such great pumpkin activities! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for the freebies and the book list - I'm always looking for more seasonal books!

    Love to Learn