In this lesson, students will learn about the life cycle of plants by planting and observing the growth of pumpkins. Students will also learn about Native American uses for pumpkin and squash.
After this lesson, students will be able to:
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden
Author: George Levenson
Illustrator: Shmuel Thaler
ISBN: 1-582460043 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1-58246078 (paperback)
Grade Level: 1-4
We like to teach this lesson during the week of our annual pumpkin patch trip. This way the children have observed the end of the process before they begin it again with their own project. They have also observed and experienced the environment the pumpkins were grown in.
Before you begin, collect all lesson materials and prep your cleaning and planting stations.
At opening circle:
In the garden: