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First Graders At Watauga Are Passionate About Pumpkins!
Fri, November 21, 2014
First grade students at Watauga Elementary are really passionate about pumpkins. Each class had a special pumpkin, which was used to the max. One of our pumpkins was grown by a Watauga first grader! We began our pumpkin experiments with predictions.
We weighed our pumpkins, measured the circumference, and dropped our pumpkins into water for a sink/float experiment. Our students read, How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara. We worked in teams to count & sort the seeds into groups of ten. We voted on a design for carving our pumpkins-just in time for Election Day. We created books in our Book Making stations titled, Jack-O-Lantern, Jack-O-Lantern, What do you see? Students used their sense of taste, after roasting the seeds. We are observing our pumpkins decay in our Observation Stations. We’ve learned that you can discover a lot when little hands dig into gooey pumpkins.