Thursday, October 30, 2008


We've been learning about pumpkins all month, so we brought home a couple to study! We're going to guess how many seeds are in them and then count the seeds - and of course salt and toast them! We're going to guess how big around them pumpkin is and cut a string for our guess and then see whose is the closest. We're going to see if our pumpkins float or sink in the bathtub. They're heavy so the kids think they will sink - wrong! And we're going to weigh a pumpkin before and after we scoop all the guts out. Then we're going to carve 'happy-lanterns' Carrie says that sounds nicer than scary jack-o-lanters! And we might even plant a few seeds and see what happens!
Did you know... A pumpkin is really a squash - Pumpkin flowers are edible - Pumpkins are 90 percent water.
Happy Pumpkin Carving!