On October 26th, fourth grade students at Marshall W. Errickson Elementary School enjoyed a PumpkinFest filled with “pumpkinish” activities! Parent volunteers and teachers helped students navigate through stations designed to test students’ creativity, math skills and listening skills.
Students were asked to make predictions as to the weight of several large pumpkins. Those pumpkins were then weighed and students created graphs to represent their predictions and the actual weight of the pumpkins. At another station, students predicted how many seeds would be inside one large pumpkin, and then they were able to cut it open and count the seeds inside with the help of parent volunteers. Students compared their predictions to the actual number of seeds and made conclusions about the size of a pumpkin in relation to the number of seeds. Most fun was scooping out the messy insides! Another station involved students listening closely to a descriptive story and then trying to sketch a picture of the spooky creature they heard about. Other stations involved using all sorts of arts and crafts to decorate real pumpkins and pumpkins made of paper. A class pumpkin was also created by all the students to be put on display in the school!
The fourth grade teachers at Marshall W. Errickson School created a wonderful event that incorporated all kinds of thinking skills using pumpkins and fun!