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08 Nov 2018
Big Owls Pumpkins

Pumpkin 600w

“One day I found two pumpkin seeds.
I planted one and pulled the weeds.
It sprouted roots and a big, long vine.
A pumpkin grew; I called it mine.
The pumpkin was quite round and fat.
(I really am quite proud of that.)
But there is something I'll admit
That has me worried just a bit.
I ate the other seed, you see.
Now will it grow inside of me?”

As a continuation of our food topic and inspired by Hallowe’en, we talked about pumpkins. The Big Owls had the chance to cut a pumpkin open and see how it looks like from the inside! Everyone chatted about the health benefits of eating pumpkin seeds and used some seeds to give texture to our playdough. The pumpkin station was on fire with lots of Big Owls making pumpkin soups and potions using bits of real pumpkins, glitter, pebbles, feathers and a variety of other materials. We used our five senses to find words that describe pumpkins and compared their size.

Our week ended with a fun outdoor morning in the mud kitchen where we cooked meals using mud, leaves and … pumpkins! It was fantastic to hear the Big Owls using all the new words they have learnt. I wonder what you are going to do next week Big Owls!

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