Dissolving Pumpkins and Franken Fun

This week is a crazy one for the kids and teachers.  We have a full moon, Halloween parties, red ribbon week festivities, and even our school Blue Jay store day.  Despite all the crazy activities we are still managing to get some teaching in!

I wanted to share some of our activities so far this week.  One thing my kids love is doing science projects, so the dissolving pumpkin candy was a hit today.  If you have some extra time to try this in your class the kids will love it.  I was so surprised by the outcome.  Let’s just say that no one thought that one of the pumpkins would actually disappear.  They were in awe.

  They were all pretty intrigued by this experiment.  Talk about student engagement.
 We let the pumpkins set the four different types of liquid (water, oil, vinegar, and milk) for about 30 minutes and this is what they looked like.  Of course one of my kiddos suggested leaving it during recess and seeing what would happen after an hour.  We actually had one disappear.  I won’t ruin the surprise, but the kids were amazed and called it magic!

If you would like to do this experiment in your classroom click the link below for the directions and printouts. 

We had a day full of Franken Fun on Tuesday and Mrs. Cara Carroll has the most adorable Franken Pudding activity that the kids loved.  Not only did they get to make a snazzy snack with a Frankenstein theme, but they also got to practice sequencing skills and following directions. This activity was educational, hit our weekly standard of sequencing and the kids loved getting a special treat at the end of the day.

This activity is a freebie over at First Grade parade

We also used the book Crankenstein in our morning meeting and discussed the things that make us cranky.  Can you guess which one was mine? I loved the little boy that said shopping with his mom.

I am really excited about something I am working on for all my Pathways teachers out there! Stay tuned soon for some freebies and a couple new units!

Happy Hump Day…We are halfway there!!!!


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