Pumpkin Biographies & A Halloween Sale!

Today was the day that I look forward to all year! Yes, yes....almost as good as Christmas! *Almost*! Today was pumpkin decorating day and let me just say, it didn't disappoint! Last week, the students spent time researching people that were influential in the history of South Carolina {our BIG state standard}. Then, they wrote a biography or informational report...trick or treat style! 

I have to say...I love the way that these turned out. The students were so proud of their hard work and learned a tremendous amount of information from their research and from one another. They were so excited about what they were learning, that many of them shared facts and information along the way. Maybe I won't have to teach SC History after all...I will let them take it from here! ;) 

Now...of course we have to have pumpkins to match these sweet reports! DRUMROLL PLEASE!!!!! Introducing our 2012 Pumpkin Biographies...South Carolina History Style! 

Are those not the cutest things EVER?!? Love every. single. one! However, if I must choose a favorite...

Such a fun day! Such wonderful learning! AND...the kids couldn't be more excited or thrilled about learning even more about our beautiful state! 

If you would like to create pumpkin reports with your class, all four of my Halloween units are on sale until Sunday at midnight! Click on the pictures below to check them out on TPT! 

Hope you are all having a great week!!!! 


  1. Applause, applause!! These look fantastic!! Couldn't be better!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized

  2. I just love seeing your creative pumpkins! I know that you and your students are so proud of them!
    Literacy Minute

  3. Those are super cute! Your kiddos did amazing!

    Teachery Tidbits

  4. Question...Did you assing them a person? Who would pick Juan Pardo!? lol Love them! You are awesome! I need you to just come and teach my class. That would be great! lol

  5. I would still really like to know how you get the paint and materials gathered to put everything together. Do the kids bring all the supplies, or do you provide that? Do you help them put it all together? I just don't see my 2nd graders making pumpkin biographies like these amazing ones! HA HA HA! Please email me back. jchilds@newton.k12.ks.us

  6. We are doing your project as a grade level, but we are having trouble with the paint chipping off the pumpkins. What kind of paper did you use?

  7. Sorry, *What kind of paint did you use?

  8. I like the way your kids work is displayed! I'm your newest follower!

    Julie Shope

  9. So fantastic!! What a wonderful project. The units that make being a teacher so great!

  10. Your photos are adorable! What a great teacher you are!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Teaching Maths with Meaning