The first graders at Meadowlark recently visited the Koltiska’s Pumpkin Patch east of Sheridan. The children were able to see how and where pumpkins are grown as they searched for their own pumpkin to take home. Students applied what they had learned at school about scientific observation and were able to use their senses to take in this incredible experience. The field trip enabled them to expand their knowledge about pumpkins and it was great to see the children adding so much information to their schema.
Following the trip, students incorporated their own knowledge as they read the Scholastic News issue about pumpkins. As a final activity, students integrated the knowledge they gained in an informational writing/art project. It was amazing to see how excited and engaged the students were throughout all of the activities. As one student was heard giggling after the trip, “This was the best day of my life!” It doesn't get much more inspiring than that!