Monday, November 9, 2015

Pumpkin Investigations

Reading and elementary science are two passions of mine.  Family literacy is HUGELY (it is a word now if it wasn't before. It is on the internet, it HAS to be true) important to me.  That is one of the things I am most excited about with this new opportunity, the opportunity to help families read together!

This post isn't reading necessarily reading related, but definitely science related.  It was just Halloween. What better subject for discovery than a jolly orange pumpkin?  Our pumpkin fun was spread over a couple days.  The first day we talked about the outside of the pumpkin. The second day we talked about the inside of the pumpkin.

We counted the seeds. There were piles of 10 which turned into piles of 100.
The number we ended up with?
(The weekend caused our seeds to mold before we had the opportunity to roast them)

Starting the conversation with them is the easy part. Listening to them continue the conversation about how it feels, or what it smells like is the BEST part.  Some days I wonder who has more fun...the kiddos or me. HA!!!!!

Most everything has a teachable moment!

Hugs from my small town to wherever you may be!

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