SOO SOO SOO excited about The Great Pumpkin experiment, starting our journaling for our decomposing pumpkin and our bat guest speaker!!! We have so much fun stuff (yes, beyond the Harvest Party, trick or treat and candy!) next week!
Next Thursday is a jam packed day! We will start out the morning with The Great Pumpkin Experiment. Each table is going to have a pumpkin (any size/shape) and will conduct several experiments. They will estimate first and then do the actual measurement/weight/or experiment. The fun part will be using different sizes of pumpkins! It's quite time intensive (there's weighing, measuring width/height, sink/float, counting seeds, and carving) so I really would LOVE some help! I still need 4 volunteers and the 6 pumpkins.
Next Thursday, we will also be journaling Day 1 of our decomposing pumpkin. We will place it outside where it will be both a part of nature and a place that hopefully no one will throw it away. I may put a sign that says we are doing an experiment :) They are very excited about this! It will be very cool to see it change over time. We will take a photograph and then journal about we we observed. At the beginning it will be very whole class but eventually I'd like to see them put down their own thoughts in their journals!
Also on Wednesday, (day before all the above), we have a guest speaker coming to talk about bats!! We are so lucky that one of our parents had a connection and set the guest speaker up! So Wednesday will be the perfect day to ask "What did you do at school today?" and nothing won't suffice! ha ha! I am excited and will share out after!