It is such a simple concept, but putting a few pumpkins out on the front grass (or on the gym floor when it rains) can really put the excitement into any child's eye. Hearing almost 180 pumpkins saying, "Pick me, pick me!" is quickly drowned out by that many kids in search of that perfect jack o'lantern.
The best part of the pumpkin patch was watching the Kindergarten and Grade 1 students pick the biggest pumpkin possible. So big, that they needed someone to help carry it back to their class. Some valiant efforts, but luckily no one got hurt - the pumpkins I mean.
Carving is next.
I am the Principal at David Livingstone Elementary School in Vancouver, BC. I am passionate about inspiring others to be creative, curious and collaborative in their learning