I'll be the first to admit that I was a little leery the first year I tried this with primary students. Part of me thought that I was setting myself up for disaster, but when I saw the incredible learning opportunities attached to bringing pumpkins into the classroom I was sold!
We begin with some simple observations:
Then progress through a variety of estimation and measurement activities throughout the day:
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Pumpkin images in headings from Whimsy Workshop Teaching.