Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Great Pumpkin Patch

On Monday, we had a fantastic time on our first field trip of the year! We visited The Great Pumpkin Patch in Fenwick. Bry-Anne Farms did a wonderful job of entertaining the children.
First, we enjoyed a dramatic presentation which explained the life cycle of the pumpkin plant in the barn. We even listened to a walking and talking scarecrow!
Next, we walked through a corn maze and a straw maze led by Farmer Bryan.
Then, we boarded the wagon and rode through the muddy fields to the pumpkin patch!

Finally, we picked a pumpkin and then headed back to the farm. Our bus driver, Mr. Peter, brought us back to Forestview.

We spent the afternoon doing "Pumpkin Math" with our pumpkins.
Did you know that pumpkins float? We used a new math term, "circumference" when we measured around the 'belly' of our pumpkins. We counted the spines on our pumpkins and represented the number on our 10-frames.

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