Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pumpkin Freebies!

Hello everyone! I know it's been SO long since I've posted. It's been so hard to find the time to blog this year. Hopefully I'll get better as the year goes on! Fall in in full gear now and we just got done with our pumpkin unit. I love moving into pumpkins right after our apple unit because there are some great connections to be made. To go along with your pumpkin unit, I made this pumpkin freebie pack for you all. I hope it is useful to you! 

clipart and frame by KPM Doodles

As a class, we measure and weigh our class pumpkin. I use this to record our results:
You can use these writing prompts during writer's workshop. One is narrative writing and the other is informational.

clip art by Carrie; frame

I wrote a short story with some comprehension questions and a graphic organizer. I tried to make the story readable for my firsties.


We are working on writing sentences and I'm really trying to help them understand what makes a complete sentence. With this worksheet, students match the subject with the predicate (although I haven't started using that language yet). Then they write a complete sentence of their own. We do this a lot as a class before. During morning message, I'll start with the subject and as a class we'll finish the sentence to make it complete. (Later in the year we add more details to the sentence to improve our sentences.) There are two centers in my October literacy menu that also work with this skill.

After reading a nonfiction book about pumpkins, read each pumpkin statement as a class. Have your students color the pumpkins with the true statements.

As a class, we made this Venn diagram comparing apples and pumpkins. 
This is last year's picture. I keep forgetting my camera!
And yes, they came up with all of these ideas!

You can get these freebies at my TPT store or my Teacher's Notebook Store.


  1. Wow, what a great pumpkin resource freebie. Awesome! Looks like I am your newest follower.

  2. Hey, Sarah!
    How much are you loving our Inservice 3-day weekend?!? Just what I needed! I love your pumpkin pack! Thanks, so much!
    Corinna in Forest Grove
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

    1. Hi Corinna!
      I totally needed that extra day! I wish we had another one coming up soon. :) Thanks for the comment!

  3. This is amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing it!!!

  4. Your blog makes me smile! I loved my 3 day weekend...and Thursday we had a workday, so kids got 4 days. Anyway I BOO-ed you! Check it out.

    Chickadee Jubilee

    1. Thanks Laurie! Lucky you had a 4 day weekend! So jealous. :) What school are you at?
      Thanks for BOO! I'll go check it out now. :)

  5. What a great freebie!!!! Thank you :)

  6. How about

  7. I'm loving the clip art! :) Fun to see my art out there. Thanks for the freebie!

    Carrie @ C&C Teach First
    Clip art by Carrie

    1. I do love your clip art!!! Keep it coming! :)

  8. Hi Sarah! I am your newest follower! So happy to have found you! I have left you feedback on TPT, pinned my favorites, and your First Grade Writing Rubrics are FABULOUS! I have been searching FOREVER and I finally found exactly what I was looking for! You are AWESOME!
    Stop by anytime!

    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

    1. Thanks so much Julie! You made my day:)

  9. Thanks for the freebie! My class is studying pumpkins right now and this is a great addition to our unit Thank you!
    Teaching With Style

  10. Thanks for sharing a great FREEBIE! I will be studying non-fiction and sequence of events next. This will work out fantastically!