First Grade Pumpkin Book Characters

First graders creative minds were put to work as they chose a book to read and then fashioned a pumpkin to look like a specific character from their book.  Books were chosen at or above their reading level.  They dug into their book, thought about specific traits their character had, and cited evidence they found to support the traits they felt their character displayed.  Check out the video here: http://animoto.com/play/R0d82WRhxm090DyHqt03GQ