It is funny how sometimes in life things come full circle. My twelve year old triplets loved Spookley the Square Pumpkin when they were little. I remember reading it over and over again and watching the video numerous times.
This year while planning, one of my team mates suggested we read this story. We are currently teaching shapes and she enjoyed this book. I was so excited to put something together for us and share this story with my class.
However, after not reading it in a few years, and going through some changes in our life, it truly pulled at my heart strings. I forgot what a great message this story had and how much it now holds a deep place in my heart with my own little square pumpkin, Charlie.
After reading it today, I told my class that I wanted to make a text to self connection. Right away hands went up and they knew how this book connected to my life on personal level. Not only was I beyond thrilled that they understood what a text to self connection was, but I was even more thrilled that they knew exactly what I was going to share! It warms my heart that they know me so well and understand my little girl and how special she really is.
So today at lunch I had to alter my packet and add a text to self page. This page is devoted to my little pumpkin, Charlie!
On a different note, we had fun today splitting up into different groups and working on different activities. I like to change things up a bit so it was a good change rather than us all doing the same thing.
Here are some of our pumpkins that we made. I'm going to hang them on our classroom door with this cute little sign.
What ended up being a wonderful teaching day was also a sweet reminder of how being odd, special and rare is a true blessing in disguise!