Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! We have been using our 5 senses to explore pumpkins in Kindergarten this week. We made estimations about how big around a pumpkin was, we weighed pumpkins, we even made predictions about whether or not a pumpkin could float. Some of us had planted pumpkins in our gardens this year, so we could talk about what a pumpkin looks like when it is growing on a vine. One of our favourite discoveries to learn was that some pumpkins are blue! The best part of pumpkin discovery though is being able to cut open that pumpkin and really dig our hands in to scoop it out! When we are able to bring nature into the classroom we are able to connect with the natural world. We are able to become more aware of the food that we consume. We realize that we are a part of a larger system than just our own “world”. It makes us more aware of our place in the eco-system.
Making predictions about whether a pumpkin can float.
Drawing faces on the pumpkin.
Weighing the pumpkin.
Eyeing the pumpkin to make the prediction. Taking the string and estimating how much it would take to go around the pumpkin- Without touching the pumpkin!
Taping the prediction to the chart.
Digging out the pumpkin
Happy and Scary!