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HPES First Grade Has (Pumpkin) Character!
Wed, November 16, 2016
During the months of September and October, first grade students at High Point Elementary read lots of books and investigated many characteristics of fall. As part of the study, the students went on a field trip to Fender’s Farm in Jonesborough, TN where they each got to pick and bring home an ear of corn, a gourd, and a small pumpkin.
The students wrote about their field trip and all they had learned about fall for the rest of the month. They also began to think about how they could turn their pumpkin into a character from their favorite book, the culminating activity of their study. On the Friday before Halloween, students brought in felt, paint, google eyes, pipe cleaners, and other creative art supplies to transform their pumpkins. They cut, glued, and created for the majority of the morning. The results were spectacular and first grade rooms were filled with pumpkins that had been transformed into Fly Guy, Biscuit, Pete the Cat, Cinderella, Harry Potter, and many more literary characters! The students had a great time with this activity and enjoyed showing off their favorite books and characters!