This was our Thanksgiving week of school. Our curriculum had a special stand along week for Thanksgiving, which we really enjoyed. Caleb still did his spelling, but we took a break from English and math. Above are the lists the kids made of what they were thankful for. Caleb's is on the left.
The best part of the week was the pumpkin science! We asked 4 questions about our pumpkin, and then made predictions before we did the experiments. Caleb's chart is above, Rebekah's is below. The questions were: will it float, how much does it weigh, what is the distance around, and how many seeds does it have?
Our pumpkin floated!
Here are the kids weighing the pumpkin. They weighed themselves with the pumpkin, and then we subtracted their weight to get the weight of the pumpkin. It weighed about 11 pounds.
I didn't take pictures of the kids measuring it, but it was 29 1/2 inches around. I thought with this big of a pumpkin, that it would have tons of seeds! We got lucky, only 205! Each kid picked out the seeds from half the pumpkin and put them in groups of 10 to count them. Caleb guessed 200, only off by 5!
We also read these books:
We made hand turkeys that I forgot to take pictures of. And then they made Indian vests out of paper bags.
Even Joshua colored a paper bag!
As we were driving in the car to Grandma & Grandpa's house, we listened to Justin Morgan had a Horse, which is about the Morgan horse breed from Vermont.