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It's Pumpkin Time


Read to children It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall. Then provide each child with a large pumpkin-shaped booklet consisting of two orange covers and writing paper inside. Let children add their names and self-portraits on the covers of their booklets. Provide children with this sentence frame

"I know it's pumpkin time because _____________."
Give children time to add to their sentence. Help them with spelling and writing as needed. Children might write more than one sentence, one sentence to a page in their booklets. In addition, they might illustrate their sentence(s).


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