Friday, October 21, 2011

P is for Pumpkins!

What a busy week! This week our letter was P and since it's October it is the perfect time to discuss pumpkins! Again, I only have a few pictures of this weeks goings on, but you can still see all the fun we had. We made a pumpkin life cycle pocket (not pictured) that was very similar to the apple life cycle we made a few weeks ago. We made a "Ten Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Fence" flip book. This idea came from Julie Lee. The kiddos labeled a pumpkin in this week's art center, and towards the latter part of the week, we did a pumpkin investigation! So fun! We estimated a pumpkin circumference with yarn, measured it with cubes, counted the lines and bumps, and then we did an experiment to see whether or not our pumpkin would float. We graphed our predictions after doing a quick mini lesson on how much things weigh, and the majority of the kiddos said the pumpkin would sink. Well, when we filled our tub of water what did we find??? ALL pumpkins float! This was such a fun experiment to do. Take a look at some of this week's activities. Sorry I didn't think to take any pictures of our centers :(

WOW! Okay, I know you couldn't just see how fast those photos uploaded, but I have just decided that I  will forever and always blog at school. My internet at home is SO slow comparatively. Yay for technology!...(when it works :D)


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