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Pumpkin Study

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    The preschoolers just finished a study on the topic of pumpkins.  The students asked questions about what they wanted to know about pumpkins and then had many learning opportunities to answer these questions.  The preschoolers learned that there are a variety of kinds and colors of pumpkins.  We measured and weighed pumpkins, opened up pumpkins to see what was on the inside, pretended to grow and sell pumpkins at the "pumpkin patch" in our dramatic play area, read stories about pumpkins, and experimented to see if pumpkins will float.  The students also learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin and the different kinds of foods people make from pumpkin.  At the end of the study, the students and families celebrated by having a pumpkin snack, watching a video the students made about pumpkins, and played pumpkin bingo.  The students really enjoyed the study and learned a lot.