This week we did a unit study with the book, When the Frost is on the Punkin. We also read parts of Crinkleroot’s Nature Almanac (Arnosky), Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (Ehlert), Leaf Man (Ehlert), and Why Do Leaves Change Color? (Maestro). We didn’t do a lapbook; we stuffed everything in the pockets of a folder instead! Here are some random pictures of our week.
Simon painting with some fall colors
Elijah painting (with TWO brushes)
Pumpkin Pie (from a real pumpkin!)
We used this recipe
Elijah getting the pumpkin ready to bake
Pouring the Pumpkin Pie Filling
Fall Tree Painting
Instructions found here
Blowing the ink (to make the tree)
The colors separated! There is yellow in a spinach leaf!
Fall Paper Bag Album
Instructions to make a paper bag album
For the inside, we found a fun idea in Crinkleroot’s Nature Almanac. Elijah insisted that we do this! You trace a leaf then color it in (we used oil pastels). Cut it out and paste it in your book.
Left Pocket: Lifecycle of a pumpkin, Cheerfulness Who’s Who Book, Bible verse pumpkin, Fall Funny Faces Page, Watercolor/Ink Painting
Right Pocket: Rhyme Scheme, Fall Paper Bag Album, Handwriting, Fall Colors (not pictured)
Happy pumpkin-pickin’ and pie-bakin’!
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