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In the fall, pumpkins are everywhere: in the garden, in the supermarkets, and on doorsteps. But many students do not know how they grow from a tiny yellow seed to a pumpkin? This book brings readers into the pumpkin patch to show them how little seeds transform into big pumpkins.

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Spring has arrived and pollen is in the air. Baby Bear does not like the pollen-it sticks to his fur and makes him itchy and sneezy. He’s allergic! He just wishes the pollen were gone. When his friends gather to tell him why they need pollen, Baby Bear learns that pollen is good for the forest and provides food for many animals, including him! Pollen might be something we all love to hate, but can we really live without it? This story explains why we need it.

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A captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter, Sleep Tight Farm lyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring’s new growth, summer’s heat, and fall’s bounty to winter’s well-earned rest. All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it’s time to sleep. This book needs to be returned. 

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This teachers guide pairs perfectly with the Cotton’s Journey kit. It includes interactive lessons and classroom activities to teach students about the journey of cotton.

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Make pumpkin pie ice cream, track your pumpkins’ vine growth, make pumpkin tattoos, how to grow giant pumpkins, write pumpkin stories, make a pumpkin bed and much much more! This book needs to be returned. 

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A collection of interdisciplinary, hands-on activities and teaching ideas for elementary educators. Using the school year seasons of fall, winter, and spring, Project Seasons integrates science, agriculture and environmental themes into the curriculum and aims to show how all things are interconnected. Each seasonal section contains activities, extensions, background information and exhibit ideas.

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This is a heart-warming story about a pig named Geraldine who wants a really big Christmas tree. It’s silly and will capture the heart of Christmas tree lover’s in Oregon. This book needs to be returned. 

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The Year at Maple Hill Farm

Alice and Martin Provensen

This book is about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm. In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don’t lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes. This book needs to be returned. 

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Oregon Grown Fresh Produce

Oregon Department of Agriculture

This colorful Oregon Grown Fresh Produce poster includes the 26 specialty crops that are seasonally available within Oregon. This 18×36 inch poster was created by watercolor artist Abigail Waring for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

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Here is an adorable picture book for curious kids, which explores skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment. “How many seeds are in a pumpkin?” Mr. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Robert, the biggest kid, guesses that the largest one has a million seeds; Elinor, sounding like she knows what she’s talking about, guesses the medium one has 500 seeds; and Anna, who likes even numbers better than odd ones, guesses that the…This is a great read which pairs with our Pumpkin Math Lessons. This book will need to be returned.

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