Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Carving and Seed Counting

October is the month to observe  pumpkins and count the number of seeds.  There was our class pumpkin, a bright orange one which weighed more than 10 pounds. Each  of us had the chance to predict the number of seeds inside. We guessed between 50 -1 million seeds.

After recess, our 3rd grade buddies, along with Mrs. Conley came to  K-1 to help us with our pumpkin seed counting activity.After the top of the pumpkin was cut off, there was a strange odor.  Now we were ready to start the messy work.  Our hands went into the pumpkin to pull out the pulp with the seeds. Yuck, it sure felt squishy, mushy, and slimy. Our job, with the 3rd grade buddies was to separate the pulp from the seeds.What a mess and that strange smell didn't even bother us since we wer having fun working to pile  up the seeds.
After the seeds were washed and dried, we glued them on paper.  There was a total of about 625 seeds.  Wow, that's a whole lot of seeds.
Our lessons  learned from counting seeds were teamwork, counting, and hard work!!!


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