Today, we carved a pumpkin. First, I cut off the top of the pumpkin. Then, every student got a chance to pull out a handful of seeds. Afterwords, we voted on each part of the pumpkin (the eyes, nose, and mouth). For example, I would give them three choices for the eyes: triangles, circles, or moons. Then, we would tally the votes. The one with the most tallies won. In the end, the students also decided the pumpkin needed eyebrows. After the pumpkin was carved, we put a candle in the pumpkin and turned off all of the lights in the room.
Miss Ripperger picking out the pumpkin at the patch
Digging out the seeds
The students posing with the carved pumpkin