Today, the first grade classes went on a field trip to the Botanical Gardens to learn all about pumpkins!  We were able to make our very own pumpkin seed necklaces!  We placed a pumpkin seed in a towel, folded the towel in half, placed it in a ziplock bag, squirted it with water, and created a necklace!  Next, we read a book to learn about how pumpkins grow.  After that, we used some of our senses to explore pumpkins, thinking of words to describe the inside of a pumpkin, and estimated how many pounds we thought the pumpkin was.  Last, we observed different kinds of pumpkins and gourds and got to draw realistic pictures of them.  We had a great time learning all about pumpkins!