Every year the incoming first graders at Saint Lawrence Elementary and Middle School look forward to their gooey math lessons on Halloween! First graders were excited to put down the books and pick up a pumpkin for their math lesson!
Students in Mrs. Gorham’s first grade class worked in pairs to measure the circumference of their pumpkins, count line segments on their pumpkins, and weigh every pumpkin. The students enjoyed getting sticky while they dissected their pumpkins and counted each and every seed! Some students chose to group their seeds into groups of ten, making it easier to count. One impressive first grader exclaimed, “I counted 240 seeds already!” That’s a big number for first grade!
Upper grade students loved peek-ing outside to watch their younger peers engage in such a hands on lesson! A fourth grader stated, “When I saw my first grade sister come home with pumpkin on her pants, I remembered the fun time I had in first grade counting pumpkin seeds with Mrs. Gorham.”