Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tutorial: How to Make a 3D Personalized Name Pumpkin

You just have to LOVE Pinterest!  There are so many incredible ideas and some of them may get your creative juices flowing too.  I saw an adorable 3D pumpkin and thought why not make it even more interactive by turning it into a name pumpkin?  So, this tutorial will show you how to set up the page in Microsoft PowerPoint and assemble your own name pumpkin!   
Just click the picture below to see the video!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Palooza ~ A Patch of 20 Pumpkin FREEBIES!

Fall is my favorite season! It is also my favorite Teachers Pay Teachers time of the year:) I have to try REEAAAALLLLY hard not to purchase EVERYTHING I see! The clip art is just beyond adorable and the resources and just so much fun. In an effort to help us all save a little money and to highlight some pretty fabulous resources I am doing a pumpkin-related round up! These are some of the BEST pumpkin themed FREEBIES created by some of the most creative, talented, and generous teachers out there. So, here we go into the pumpkin patch!  Click on the pumpkins to grab each freebie:)

The first FREEBIE is by Teacher Tam!  If you do not already follow Teacher Tam ~ you should ;)  With this resource students match numbers to quantities shown in a ten-frame.  Tami provides two ways to play and it is Common Core aligned!

Next up is From the Pond!  This pumpkin-themed math card game is for numbers to 100!  This is part of the Print and Play series From the Pond and I must say ~ they are all fun and fabulous!  

Young and Lively Kindergarten has some pumpkin patch fun with her Pumpkin Roll and Color/Cover!  Students can spin or roll and look for the matching number in the ten frames!  It also includes a color word practice page!

Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten is rolling in with a great mini-unit with a little bit of everything! Activities include: Inside & Outside Pumpkin Lesson & Craft, Pumpkin Investigations Activity, Pumpkin Life Cycle, Planting Pumpkins, Pumpkin Jack Experiment, Pumpkin Seed Estimation, and Pumpkin Craft.

Your carriage will never tun into a pumpkin at Curriculum Castle!  These gals created an adorable pumpkin-themed center for telling time to the hour and half-hour.  This is also Common Core aligned!

Erin from Creating and Teaching provides some good ol' fashion fun with these awesome Play-doh mats!  Nothing targets more goals than playing with Play-doh!  Students have to roll and place the correct number of pumpkins for each mat.  

K is for Kinderrific has a PUMPK-errific CVC word center!  Students use cut up pumpkin cards to create CVC words.  Then they must decide if it is a real or nonsense word.  No nonsense pumpkin learning!

Rhonda Baldacchino is growing poems in her patch with this cute pumpkin poetry craftivity!

First Grade and Flip Flops is seeing double with this fun Pumpkin Doubles Scoot!  This is a great activity for your kinesthetic learners and students who have a sensory diet:)

Teaching with a Cup of Tea has a resource that can be used for a variety of subjects.  Students create their own pumpkin patch craftivity by thinking of related words, terms, or concepts.  Some great examples/ideas are provided to get your creative juices flowing!  This one is perfect for SLPs too!

Rowdy in Room 300 is causing a riot with her Compound Words in the Pumpkin Patch!  There are twelve compound word puzzles and a recording sheet.  

Sallie Neal is Teaching with a Passion in the short vowel pumpkin patch!  This is a pocket chart sorting activity that is perfect in your word work center.  A recording sheet is included.

Danielle Kroger from Kroger's Kindergarten has another great word work resource!  Students have to stamp the parts of a pumpkin using the pumpkin word bank.

Shawna Devoe has them predicting in the patch with this predicting companion for the book The Pumpkin Patch by Margaret McNamara.  

Learning Ahoy! proves that even pirates love the pumpkin patch!  Oh Pumpkin! is a fun letter recognition game that is sure to please your little pirates!

Clip Art by Carrie Teaching First Grade is cooking up some pumpkin pie with this writing freebie!  Students write step-by-step directions for making a pumpkin pie.  Pictures clues provide the right amount of support for all learners.

Elizabeth Rogers has her sights on SIGHT WORDS with this awesome Pumpkin Sight Word BINGO freebie!

The lovely Lavinia Pop doesn't want any pumpkins to feel odd:)  She has a fabulous odd and even pumpkin number sort.  Another great option for your math center!

This next marvelous freebie is from Annie Moffat of The Moffatt Girls.  It is not ALL pumpkins, but has some great pumpkin resources that I HAD to include in the list:)  

Last, but not least is a freebie from ME!  This is simple, but targets so many goals: fine motor, visual-motor, visual perception, one-to-one correspondence, and beginning graphing skills.  I hope you enjoy it:)