Pumpkin Lesson Packed With Learning
Students in Natalia Brite’s class at Great Neck Road Elementary School in the Copiague School District examined the different parts of the pumpkin in a hand-on activity.
Kindergartners in Natalia Brite’s class at Great Neck Road Elementary School in the Copiague School District recently participated in a multi-disciplinary hands-on lesson using pumpkins.
The students began by painting a picture of a pumpkin using the colors red and yellow to make orange. After reading “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin,” they learned how pumpkins grow in all different shapes and sizes.
The young artists then became scientists, as they examined and identified the different parts of the pumpkin. Using a magnifying glass, they looked at the seeds and examined the inside of the pumpkin, touching the pulp and using different adjectives to describe the pumpkin to their classmates.