Our exploration of pumpkins has been a lot of fun and on Friday it will come to a close when we carve the pumpkins. We will be making estimates for how many seeds we think will be inside the pumpkin, the weight before we carve them, and we will be using our sense of touch, sight, and smell while we carve them.
We are also measuring our pumpkins in our Math unit. One of our main measurement outcomes is to use comparative language to describe two objects (the orange pumpkin is rounder than the green pumpkin or the big pumpkin is heavier than the little pumpkin). The students are really enjoying this hands on exploration and I’m sure it is helping them get in the Halloween spirit!
On that note, on Monday, October 31st, we will be allowing the students to dress in school appropriate costumes (nothing that restricts movement, no costumes that dress up like a particular race of people, masks that are easily removed and no weapons) and running Halloween stations and activities for most of the day. We have some treats lined up from our October birthday families (thank you!). It will be a fun day and I am looking forward to celebrate the holiday with your