Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Math


Ive been pretty busy doing all sorts of different projects for my education classes lately. One project we have to do is called a cross curricular project involving all of our classes. The project had to include a math, social studies, and a literacy part. My theme that I chose was pumpkins for the first grade class I work with since it is fall time! I chose a book called The Legend of Spookly the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano. This book is adorable and talks about a square pumpkin who is different than all the other pumpkins and ends up saving all the other pumpkins during a bad storm. The farmer then realizes that being different is a good thing and plants all sorts of different pumpkins the next year including different shaped pumpkins and ones that are different colors.
For the math part of my projects I Decided to cut out different shapes, colors, and patterns of pumpkins using my Cricut. The children will have to sort them into different groups according to color, pattern, or shape. They will then count how many groups their are.

Up close at the Cuttlebug folder pattern I used to create the patterns on some of the pumpkins.

I'm not really sure what im going to do for the other 2 parts of this project yet but ill be sure to post them when I think of them!