Salem School students use pumpkins in curriculum

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Salem School students recently used pumpkins as catalysts for working with their parents on curriculum activities. Second grade students created storybook pumpkins. Fourth grade students used pumpkins to reinforce math and science concepts.

Storybook pumpkins, a fall tradition at Salem, were crafted by second grade students and their parents. Each student received a pumpkin from a field trip in early October. Then, along with the help of their parents, students decorated the pumpkins based on their favorite characters in books that they read. Once the pumpkins returned to school there was a pumpkin patch full of creative characters.

Salem’s fourth grade students and parents completed several activities with pumpkins at different learning stations. Weight measurements and conversions were completed at one station. Estimation and measurement of circumference were done at another. Symmetry in jack-o-lantern design was subject of yet another activity.

All activities provided fun ways to investigate math and science concepts.

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