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Squash

Using apples, squash, cranberries, and maple syrup, this dish is a delicious taste of fall! Read the nonfiction book, Cranberries: Fruit of the Bog to learn about how cranberries are grown and harvested while the dish cooks.

Carlos’s mother warns Carlos to take a bath each evening after a long day of gardening. See what happens day after day as Carlos refuses to was the dirt from his body, specifically from inside his ears. Printed in both English and Spanish, this story offers an inside look to Hispanic heritage.

Through a creative exploration of pumpkins, students gain a new understanding of this vegetable and all of its diverse uses. Students use a pumpkin seed activity to practice counting.

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Sophie loves her squash, Bernice, it is just the right size! Sophie loves Bernice so much that she plants her in the ground to get better, and what do you know, it worked! Bernice turned into a big plant that produced Bonnie and Baxter.

These fritters are a delicious way to make use of abundant local squash!

This rhyming story tells the story of a squash from seed to edible vegetable.