Today is the Fall Fair at our school – one of the major fundraisers that are organised by the parents. This week, teachers were tasked with helping students decorate a pumpkin for the silent auction. After a discussion with my students, I decided to work on my idea that would encourage all students to participate in the decoration.
I divided the pumpkin into 20 segments and asked each student to paint a segment with acrylic paint. As we are currently working on patterns, I asked them to use the colour that was next in the pattern. We used red, green, and blue as these colours show up nicely on the orange of the pumpkin (yellow definitely does not work).
Once the paint was dry, I asked each child to spell out a word that we would use during Halloween with foam letters. After I had checked the spelling, the child pasted their word onto the pumpkin.
The students were proud of their work; and I was happy that I had incorporated both literacy and math into the task.
Our pumpkin is currently sitting on a table in front of the office for the silent auction. I am interested to know who will finally take it home.
Do you decorate pumpkins for Halloween?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019
(This post is linked to Becky’s Square Challenge for which we will be posting square photos featuring lines during the month of October)