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Mrs. Lisa Haun » LITERACY O' LANTERNS

LITERACY O' LANTERNS

Literacy ‘O Lanterns 

GOAL: To foster a genuine love of reading and get our community talking about favorite books!

 

CREATE A BOOK CHARACTER ON A PUMPKIN (OR GOURD)

Grab a Sharpie, paint, yarn, markers, glue, paper, accessories, and activate your imagination!

 

  • An individual or family project for home.
  • Turn in pumpkins Oct. 20-28 to tables in the hall by the office. The earlier the better, so the kids can enjoy them longer. PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS NOT A CONTEST.
  • Attach card OR write on the bottom or back with a Sharpie: Name, Grade, Teacher.
  • RAFFLE! Fill out the Google Form sent via your teacher or in Dr. Lee's Bulletin by 12pm, Oct. 28th. Four lucky names will be randomly picked to lead our Halloween Parade with Dr. Lee on 10/29.
  • Take your pumpkins home on Friday, Oct. 29th. Any pumpkin that is rotting, oozing, or left after 11/2 will need to be thrown out.
  • Questions? Contact Mrs. Haun - lhaun@esusd.net

 

TIPS:

  • Look for characters with simple shapes and pick a fruit that’s similar. Think about Arthur – he looks just like a butternut squash!
  • Pick Details! For the most part you won’t be able to fit an entire character and every feature of that character. Pick a few details to get it juuuuuussst right. Think of Olivia’s triangular nostrils, the striped pattern in “A Bad Case of Stripes.”
  • Use Accessories! Captain Underpants with REAL UNDIES, a raised Play-Doh scar for Harry Potter, a crown for Mercy Watson “Princess in Disguise.”
  • WARNING -Pumpkins that are punctured, ooze and rot quickly! Please avoid, and stick with glue and tape!
  • There are a ton of possibilities -HAVE FUN!
  • See photo slideshow below for samples or Google "book character pumpkins."
  • ALBUM LINKS (also found under Photo Albums on my webpage):

 

SOURCES:

https://adjustingcourse.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/literacy-o-lanterns/

 

https://chalkinmypocket.com/2015/10/10/literary-gourds-making-literacy-connections-with-pumpkins-for-halloween/