We had the best Halloween! We kicked off our morning parading in our 3rd grade buddies classroom and showing off our costumes. Our class Halloween party was a hit! A HUGE thank you to the moms that planned and ran the party!
We wrapped up our pumpkin unit this week as well. Our guiding question for the unit was "How do pumpkins change and grow?" We learned about their life cycle, where and how they grow, and explored pumpkins with our own pumpkin patch. The students practiced their math skills by weighing, measuring, and recording the prices of the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. Lastly, we carved open our pumpkins and explored the insides. We estimated and then counted how many seeds were inside our pumpkin by placing them inside 10 frames and counting by 10s. We were shocked to find out there were 414 seeds in our pumpkin! On Friday we planted or pumpkin seeds and buried our carved pumpkin in our garden. We will watch the decomposition process throughout the fall and winter.
Next week, we will start learning about Thanksgiving and what it means to be thankful.