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					                        Lesson Plan
                         Pumpkins
                             1st Grade
  Time: varies depending on the children’s progress 1 to 3 sessions

Standards:

Language Arts
Kinder
1.1   Use letters and Phonetically spelled words to write about experiences,
      stories, people, objects and events.

1.6   Recognize and name all upper case and lower case letters of the
      alphabet.

1st Grade
1.1   Recognize and use correct word order in written sentences.

1.6   Capitalize all proper nouns, words at the beginning of a sentence and
      greetings, months and days of the week, and titles and initials of people.

3.1   Identify and describe elements of plot, setting and characters in a story as
      well as the story’s beginning, middle and ending.
Math
1st Grade
1.1   Write and solve number sentences from problem situations that express
      relationships involving addition and subtraction.

2.6   Solve addition and subtraction problems with one and two digit numbers.


Anticipatory Set
(Focus/Motivation):


In a large paper bag there will hidden a large pumpkin, an apple, corn, and a
small pumpkin. Students will be encourage to guess what is in the bag and what
would it be used for. Children will be aloud to touch the bag as part of the
prediction and there will be a class discussion on it. They will write their
predictions on a piece of paper and the reasons for the prediction.
Instruction:)


     Teacher will reveal what is in the bag.

     Teacher will have a KWL chart will ask the children what facts they
      already know about the objects and record their answers.

     Review with the student the attributes of each shape using the chart
      below.




 Objects                         Object Description
                        kernels, husk, brown, smooth, rough and other words
       Corn
                             used by the children to describe the object


                        Red, yellow, round, sweet and other words used by the
       Apple
                                    children to describe the object


                         Large, orange, smooth and other words used by the
      Pumpkin
                                   children to describe the object


                          Small, orange smooth and other words used by the
  Little Pumpkin
                                    children to describe the object


     Teacher will focus on the attributes of the pumpkins and will encourage
      the children to talk about everything they now about pumpkins

         Know                    Want to know                  Learned
 Read Facts about the pumpkin
The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for large melon, which is
PEPON. The pumpkin has been used in stories like Cinderella.
Native Americans dried strips of pumpkins and wove them into mats. They
also roasted long strips of pumpkin on the open fire and ate them. The
original pumpkin pie started during the time of the colonists when they use to
slice off the pumpkin top, removed the seeds and filled the insides with milk,
spices and honey. The pumpkin was then baked in hot ashes.

   Teacher will read poems “Five Little Pumpkins” and Pumpkins

   Teacher will take off the lid of the large pumpkin

   Teacher will explain the pumpkin story and fact book project. Teacher will
    talk to the students about creating their own pumpkin book.

   Teacher will show the students a completed pumpkin book.




Guided Practice:

   Teacher will model the process of putting the book together both the
    correct way and the incorrect way. Teacher will demonstrate what the
    writing should look like as in their example.

   Teacher will ask individual students to repeat the instructions to check for
    understanding. Teacher will ask some of the students to explain in their
    own words what needs to be done.

   Teacher will create a sample book for all students to see and manipulate.

   Teacher will write instructions on easel paper or the white board for all
    students to refer back to.
Independent Practice:

      Teacher and aid will pass out the necessary materials:
          o Pencils
          o Blank books
          o Crayons

      Teacher and aid will be walking around checking the student’s work and
       answering any questions the students might have.

      Teacher will ask probing questions like: why did you choose those
       particular words? Helping students with ideas and spelling and
       punctuation.

MATH
      Students will use the seeds to practice addition. They will start out by
       removing and counting all of the seeds inside the pumpkin. Then they will
       be arranged as an addition problem on a blank piece of paper and they
       have to solve their addition sentences. The addition sentence page will be
       at the end of the pumpkin book.

Closure:

      The children will read their pumpkin stories to the class and take them
home. They will be encouraged to try out one of the recipes given.
                              ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS

     1   Quart water
     2   Tablespoons salt
     3   Cups pumpkin seeds
     1   Tablespoon vegetable oil or melted, unsalted butter

1.       Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit

2.       Pick through seeds and remove any cut seeds. Remove as much of the
         stringy fibers as possible.

3.       Bring the water and salt to boil. Add the seeds and boil for 10 minutes,
         drain, spread on kitchen towel or paper towel and pat dry.

4.       Place the seeds in a bowl and toss with oil or melted butter.

5.       Spread evenly on a large cookie sheet or roasting pan.

6.       Place pan in a preheated oven and roast the seeds for 30 to 40 minutes.
         Stir about every 10 minutes, until crisp and golden brown.

7.       Cool the seeds, then shell and eat or pack in airtight containers or zip
         closure bags and refrigerate until ready to eat.

Yields 2 cups

				
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