Come With Me To The
Pumpkin Patch

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This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Holly's Kindergarten Class by                                Whitney Butler, a Valdosta State University
                                                Preservice Teacher


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Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch. I know that we are going to have a great time, but before we can do that I have designed several websites for you to learn about. In this website, there are several pumpkin designs that you can use for your pumpkin as well as pumpkin pie recipes. Wouldn't it will be great if you could share these things with your family. I hope that you will enjoy my sites!


   
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   1. If you were getting ready to buy a pumpkin, where would you go?  I know of the perfect patch!

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    2. I think that you would enjoy making a pumpkin lantern. Lets  go to this website to find out how!
                          
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    3.  How many of you  have ever had pumpkin pie? Have you ever wondered how to make your Favorite pumpkin pie

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    4. How many of you enjoy singing? Those of you who enjoy singing songs will love some pumpkin songs and poems that I have for you.


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     5. Are pumpkins vegetables? Why are pumpkins different sizes? Why do pumpkins grow to be very large? Lets find out from the Swan Pumpkin FAQ.

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   6. Pumpkins can be used for more than making pies and carving jack-o-lanterns. Lets see what the Argentinians did with their pumpkins.
                   
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   7. In 1584, pumpkins were spotted for the 1st time  by a French explorer, Jacques Cartier.  Can you believe that pumpkins were spotted that long ago?

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  8 Pumpkins can weigh up to and even more than 1500 lbs. The seeds of these pumpkins are the size of a peachpit and can typically gain 25-30 lbs a day during a typical growing season.

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   9. Don't you think that it would be neat to make your own Jack-O-Lantern.  You can click on to this website and see the neat ideas.
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   10. Have you ever wondered what the life cycle of a pumpkin would be?  Let's look at this website and find out.




Scenario Mission
    I hope that you enjoyed the interesting website that I created for you. Now, I want you to imagine that you and your class are about to go on a very important mission. Ya'll are about to go on a scavenger hunt to the pumpkin patch. While you are on your hunt in the pumpkin patch, I want you to be looking  for the pumpkin that you think is the best. When you find your perfect pumpkin,  then we are going to draw a picture of our favorite pumpkin. I have a perfect place if you need any help with some jack-o-lantern ideas.         Remember that pumpkins come in many different colors and many different sizes. I want you to draw a pumpkin to look however you want it to. I can not wait to see the neat looking pumpkins that you will create!!

Mission Steps
1.) We are imagining that we are going on a scavenger hunt through the Pumpkin Patch.

2.) While we are imagining that we are at the pumpkin patch, I want you to find your favorite sized pumpkin.

3.) After you find your favorite pumpkin, you are going to draw a picture of it. Remember you can make your favorite pumpkin look like whatever you want it too.




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webutler@valdosta.edu