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Pumpkin Math in Pre-kindergarten

Pre-kindergarten teacher Kiki Schneider put a fun fall spin on math! In a recent lesson, pre-kindergarteners participated in pumpkin math. During morning meeting, Schneider held up a pumpkin and asked each student to estimate the circumference using a piece of string. They were also asked to estimate how many lines they thought were on the pumpkin. Students then practiced writing their numbers and practiced basic addition skills. “Students drew popsicle sticks with addition and used Unifix Cubes (brightly colored, stackable cubes) to represent the numbers on the popsicle sticks,” Schneider said. They then learned the lifecycle of a pumpkin, carved their pumpkin into a Jack-O-Lantern, and roasted pumpkin seeds!