“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!”
― Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
|Ms. Riplinger's Second Grade Classroom!|
Room 117 was invited to participate in the Bridgeview October Pumpkin Fest 2015's poster contest. We all talked about how we wanted to decorate the poster, and each child was a part of the design. It turned out really cute, and they were really excited to see their faces on the poster! Great job, Room 117!
Children love Science and our students sure proved that with our pumpkin investigation. Ms. Riplinger gathered a few different types of pumpkins: small, large, orange, and green (yes, a green pumpkin!), and the students made predictions about the pumpkins. The formed a hypothesis about how similar and different all of the pumpkins would be. They also predicted if the green pumpkin would look the same or different than the orange pumpkin. We then made Venn diagrams before and after we cut the pumpkins open and discussed the results. Look at the pictures to find out what we learned.
Next, the students were able to get into groups and dig into the pulp of the pumpkin to dig out the seeds!
Ms. Riplinger, a second grade teacher in the Chicago-land area.