Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Patch


We were lucky enough to go on a field trip already!  We were invited to a super cute pumpkin patch!  

For only $1 we were able to get individual pictures taken:


Class picture with me in the front and Mrs. Plummer {my BFF and our P.E. teacher} in the back.  Parents, I will email you your child's picture and our class picture tomorrow.




















Learn about the pumpkin family and how they grow:




Explore the pumpkin patch and go on a scavenger hunt:









Play in a mini straw maze:



video

And choose our own pumpkin to take home:

Then we came back to school and examined our pumpkins:


I brought a pumpkin back for us to explore even more.  We used an investigation sheet from Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten.  We even counted the seeds.  How many do you think were in there? 







THERE WERE 500 SEEDS!!!  It literally took us 30 minutes to count them all.  I did not expect there to be that many.  Next time I will get a smaller pumpkin.  :)

I brought another pumpkin back for us to decorate.  We all decided how it should look, then Mrs. Plummer and decorated it.  What do you think?


The eyes look a little funny from the wet glue...  They look better now.  :)

We had a blast!!  

{More pumpkin related activities/printables coming soon!}

3 comments:

mrs. brown said...

1. How long did it take you to upload all of those photos?
2. Were you the only class that went?
3. What a fun field trip!

Janae said...

1. Too long...
2. All of the first grade went.
3. It was the best field trip ever!! Too bad you were out of town and couldn't come.

Teacher online said...

wauuuu...great experience 4y & 4 your students! Here in Italy this kind of activities could only be dreamed thanks 4sharing