Math Read Aloud - Spookley - the Square Pumpkin

Math Read Aloud - Spookley - the Square Pumpkin
Enhance your family time and bedtime stories with the reading of The Legend of Spookley, the Square Pumpkin, by Joe Troiano, a read aloud book for children. The delightful story teaches diversity, acceptance of oneself, inclusion, and courage. In fact, math teachers will love this read aloud for geometry shapes. Read Aloud books are good for story time anytime whether it’s for a homeschool library, for a child’s daily reading log assignment, for ESL students to hear the English Language in an entertaining manner or for anyone learning to read or just for fun to bond with loved ones.

Math – estimation, volume, geometry shapes, colors, counting

Questions and Ideas to extend learning:
How many different shapes can you name in the pumpkin patch?
Draw the different kinds of pumpkins you would grow.
Use Play-doh to create a pumpkin; you can use green or a pipe cleaner for the stem.
Estimate the number of pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.
How many can you count?
Why wasn’t Spookley able to roll like the others? Why did his shape prevent him from rolling?
Why was Spookley able to block the hole in the fence?
For volume; You could use this story as an introduction and ask would a round or square pumpkin be best to measure volume. Why?



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