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10/26 – Pumpkin Jack

Pumpkins! Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin patches, pumpkin washing, pumpkin drawing, pumpkin coloring! We started our day using different tools to get pumpkins clean. We also investigated the inside of a pumpkin and scooped out the seeds. We used words to describe the inside of the pumpkin –slimy, slippery, and squishy.

Today’s art was a “Thumbkin patch”. We used string and paint to make vines on a page and painted with our thumbs to be pumpkins. Some patches had a few very special pumpkins while others had pumpkins to fill the page. We worked on our art in the conference room and this allowed us to practice waiting in line to wash the paint off of our thumbs.

Our story today, “Pumpkin Jack” described the life-cycle of a pumpkin. We found out that pumpkins grow on vines with big leaves and if you leave your jack-o-lantern to decompose in the garden over the yet it will grow new pumpkins the next summer.

On our hike we took a new trail through the pine forest and discovered an “eagle’s nest” that children had made over the summer in summer camp. We had tons of fun adding new sticks to the nest and pretending to be an eagle family.

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