I created my own Spookley out of an empty cube tissue box!
After we read the story, I let the students choose what shape pumpkin they would like to be: square, circle, triangle, or rectangle. They were then able to decorate their pumpkins however they wanted to. I asked them, "If you were a pumpkin, what would you like to look like?" They had a lot of fun with this! I also attached a little note about Spookley and why the pumpkins were all different shapes and colors (so mom and dad didn't think I was crazy!)
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin!
Spookley is a very special pumpkin we met this week. He was not round like the other pumpkins, he was a square. Spookley taught us how important it is to be different and special! If I was a pumpkin, I would be________________________________________!
I also wanted to share one other activity that turned out really well. I let one of my students write on chart paper (motivation to actually write!) and we wrote a poem together.
Have a very Happy Halloween!! What did you do today?