Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Our pumpkin patch

So I am going to try to catch up in a couple of different posts.....
Last week, we extended our study of fall with pumpkins. Many of the students brought in different types of pumpkins and gourds. To display these and of course since we learned they grew on vines, the students assisted in making a pumpkin patch in our classroom. During our station time, students in science station had the opportunity to explore the different ones using hand lenses and recorded their data. We also used the different pumpkins to compare and predict weights, order by size, and we will be carving pumpkins this week. That is the fun part!I can't wait. It is an OOOOEYYYY-GOOOOEYYY mess, but they love it! We will decide as a class what geometrical shapes to cut to make faces and also count the seeds by making sets of tens.

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