Second graders will return to school to find (hopefully) pumpkins. They will harvest pumpkins and measure their circumferences, estimate the number of seeds inside, and then watch the pumpkins decompose! The students will make observations and document this process.
Later they will clear the patch for our first graders. They’ll learn all about soil and how to add leaf mulch (for nutrients) and tilling (for aeration) for next year's crops!
Second graders will participate in a history lesson of the scarecrow. They'll learn about scarecrows from Egypt, Japan, Greece, and the Native Americans from North America. Children will draw, write about, and act out each scarecrow tradition. Finally, they will build their own scarecrow for a display about Fall.