As we opened up the pumpkin, we looked inside and began a discussion.
We asked the children what to do, they told us many different things.
“We need to cut it open, take the seeds out, and you need gloves!
As we were all working together to take the many seeds out of 4 pumpkins, we asked the children what was different this time from the last time we made pumpkin pie.
Teacher: What is different this time?
Hendrix-“Last we used a can. It’s a real pumpkin this time.”
Ella-“Its gonna be harder because we have to cut the pumpkin.”
The children were able to find roots in the pumpkin!
Alexandra- “We are gonna have to take the seeds out.”
When we were done working hard on the first part of this job, we moved over to the microwave where we filled steaming bags with pumpkin pieces and water.
They were able to set the timer to 5 minutes and they watched as it steamed, sizzled, and watched the bag rise!
When the bag came out the children were able to see the difference as the pumpkin was softer and easy to peel….
Before and After!
We must say that we liked the way this pumpkin pie tasted!
Learning Goals Achieved:
- Measurement. The student directly compares the attributes of length, area, weight/mass, capacity, and/or relative temperature. The student uses comparative language to solve problems and answer questions. The student is expected to:
(A)compare two containers according to capacity (holds more, holds less, or holds the same); compare two objects according to weight/mass (heavier than, lighter than or equal to);
- Underlying process and mathematical tools. The student applies kindergarten mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences and activities in and outside school. (Identifying mathematics in everyday situations)