Autumn Adventures: Pumpkins and Apples
This Topic Mini-Research & Literature Web Page
 was developed for Ms. Lott's Kindergarten class at North Brooks Elementary School
Designed by  Sara Blair, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher






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youngpumpkin Do you know how pumpkins are grown? To see pictures of growing pumpkins, click HERE! Find more information on Pumpkins!!
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Did you know that pumpkins were once recommended as a cure for freckles? Did you know that bees help them grow...find out how at Ramsey's Farm. See the world's largest pumpkin at The Pumpkin Patch!
red apple Do you like apples? Count how many different colors of apples there are at NY Apple Country. Did you know that pumpkins can be different colors too?
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Do you know who Johnny Appleseed is? Learn about how he spread apple seeds around the USA at Appleseed!






Mini-Research Real-World Activity
So, now that you have learned about growing pumpkins and apples, let's play. Pretend that your best friend is entering the pumpkin growing contest at the local county fair this fall.  He asks you to help him grow a pumpkin patch. You want to help, but first you have to learn how grow the biggest pumpkins in the county...fast! You must figure out the steps in which a pumpkin grows in order to help it grow big enough to win the 1st place blue ribbon. Follow the steps below to make a chart that shows the steps taken to make a pumpkin. Go to Growing Pumpkins or Vegetable if you need help with putting the steps in order. Have fun harvesting!
Steps For Real-World Activity
1. Go to the website Vegetable to see pictures of a pumpkin seedling.
2. Go to the website that talks about Growing Pumpkins to see pictures of a growing pumpkin.
3. Talk about the steps of growing a pumpkin with your classmates and teacher.
4. Fold a white sheet of paper into four parts and label them 1,2,3,4.
5. Draw and color a picture of each step of growing pumpkins in the labeled spot.
6. Under the drawing write one or two words that describe the picture.

Congratulations!! You helped your friend win the 1st place ribbon!


Topic Literature Activity
Picking Apples and Pumpkins

By: Amy and Richard Hutchings

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Topic Literature Activity
Using Critical Thinking Questions

A. pumpkins and apples  Click here to find out how to choose the best pumpkins for your family!
B. List your two critical thinking questions for your topic related literature lesson
 
1.If you had gone on the trip with Kristy and her friends what would be your favorite part and why? 
 
2.If you were going to take a trip to an apple orchard how would your trip be different from the one taken by Kristy and her friends?



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