Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pumpkins Are Not Predictable in Kindergarten

We finally got to our pumpkin activities. I loved Abby's method of collecting data with dot markers. This teacher is so amazing so check out her blog The Inspired Apple for fantastic ideas and visit if you just need a little chuckle. How about blue water? It was much more dramatic for the kids! Even the kids that predicted the pumpkin would float were so shocked when it happened. It was precious to see their expressions.

I saw this idea on Growing in Pre-K and was in awe of it. A sprout will actually grow inside of this slightly hollowed out pumpkin that still has lots of seeds inside. I am not well know for my green thumb but give me credit for trying. If it happens you will be able to hear me screaming at your school. Isn't this so cool? If you do
not know this site it is a wonderful resource for kindergarten teachers so take a peek. Have you ever asked a five year old to say circumference? Make sure you clap the syllables!


Ms. Lopez said...

I LOVE the float/sink activity! The first time I did it with my class, I had a college tutor working with me at the time. She was just as surprised as the students when the pumpkin floated!! I did make me laugh out loud!!
Coloring Outside The Lines

Kristin said...

I can't wait to see your sprout grow!!!!!! Please keep up posted! :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Dynamic Dual Kinders said...

I love adding the soil! What a great idea! I think we will have to add that on e to our pumpkin activities as well!
Thanks for sharing!

Katie Mense said...

Soooo fun, Fran! Wish I was in your class!!!;)

Katie Mense said...

Fran, this looks soooo fun!!! You have some lucky kids in your class!;)
Little Warriors

Eilis said...

I sure hope your pumpkin grows Fran! Ours has at least 30 sprouts this year :) Thanks for linking -

Tamara L. Chilver said...

LOVE these ideas Fran! You are soooo amazing!