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Introduce students to cabbage and guide them in closely observing characteristics of, and tasting, several cabbage varieties.


Teach students about changing seasons and the season of autumn. Students create a leaf spinner and record daily temperatures.


Introduce students to pumpkins and how they grow. Use a pumpkin seed activity to practice sorting and counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s.


Teach students about the parts of plants and their functions and use the garden to teach a hands-on plant based activity.


Text and photographs introduce the stems of trees and plants, including information on how they grow, along with their uses.

After planting the seeds and watching them grow, huge pumpkins appear in a patch. Now we can make pumpkin pie and jack-o’-lanterns! Planting a garden is so much fun, and this rhyming reader shows us how. A Penguin Young Readers Level 2 book.