Apple Orchard/Pumpkin Patch

We had our first field trip today to our area Apple orchard/Pumpkin Patch, and my kids did an amazing job!  I am so proud of them!  We left first thing (8:30) and were there until lunch time.  Here are some photos from our trip:

We got to learn about how apples grow, tasted them and then tasted some apple cider!

These are the pumpkins that made it out of the patch!  This is for the people who just want to grab a pumpkin and go!

A picture of all the apples in crates, waiting to either be sold or made into cider.

Some of the other produce available there…

The farm on our way out!

Each classroom gets to pick a pumpkin, so here is ours.  When we got back to school, we estimated how many seeds were inside it, how big the diameter is and we cut strings to estimate the diameter.

Here we are cutting the string…

Here is our chart we made.  I had some students who cut very long, long, long strings and some cut 2-3 inch ones!  I’ve never had that happen before, so our chart looks pretty funny filled in!  I”m not sure why this picture is sideways-I am unable to turn it?!?

 

I am off tomorrow for Science Academy, so hopefully, I will have some fun things to share with you from that tomorrow.  I will also write tomorrow about what my kids were doing while I was out! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on October 6, 2008, in Classroom Photos 2008-2009, Inquiry Based Science, Language Arts/Writing, Math. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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