Schedulin Sunday: Pumpkins, Creepy Carrots, And Measurement

It’s Schedulin Sunday! This week we’re wrapping up Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, doing Creepy Carrots, measuring ourselves, and learning about pumpkins! And it’s a short week because Friday is a teacher work day and then we’re on FALL BREAK!

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Reading Comprehension-Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

This week we are using our required reading curriculum by reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and celebrating all week long! We supplement with our Read It Up! resource. We are required to do 3 lessons a week so that’s what we do. We focus on the “learn” section of each lesson and use our Read It Up! to scaffold and support student learning!

This week we are focusing on the required task which is getting students to write/draw what they see and hear in the story. On Monday we will discuss the story, build fluency with our repeated language chart and do a turn and talk to discuss what we see and hear in the story.

On Tuesday, the kids will draw/write about what they hear and see and will glue them to our chart!

Pumpkins Research Project

This week we continue our month-long celebration of all things Halloween! We’re continuing our Pumpkin Research Project earlier this year so we can also get to our Bats Research Project and Spiders Research Project during October!

This week we will finish our pumpkin schema map, learn the life cycle of a pumpkin and do a true-false sort!

We will also make torn paper pumpkins! The kids draw their own pumpkins and then tear the paper to fill in their pumpkins!

Read It Up: Creepy Carrots

This week we are also reading Creepy Carrots! We LOVE this book in our classroom! We will make predictions, do a story map and make our own Creepy Carrots!

And yes, there is a costume!


This year our district is using Illustrative Math as our math curriculum. We will be completing those lessons and supplementing them heavily with our Math It Up! resources. This week we’re working on counting to 10 and 20 in small groups and whole groups while also using more/less/same to compare numbers.

This week we’re building towers to count to 10. We will also be counting with a pizza. Students will “take the pizza order” and build the pizza using manipulatives. Then we will count the toppings and compare which one has more, less or the same. (Stay tuned for pictures, videos, and a Math It Up! resource!)

We will also be doing some measuring this week! We will estimate and measure how many pumpkins tall we are! After we discuss how many pumpkins there are we learn that estimation means a smart guess. Students then make an estimate on how many pumpkins tall they are. We record their estimate and then we measure how many pumpkins tall we are. We record their measurements. I also snap a picture and we print the pictures and glue them to the recording sheet.


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