Students learning about pumpkins

A Visit from the Pumpkin Lady

Just in time for Halloween, the Pumpkin Lady (Jody May from the Lake County Farm Bureau) taught students in three classes, including Ms. Lara’s first grade class, about pumpkins. She read a book about seeds, and explained the process of how a pumpkin grows. Students were surprised to learn that farmers in Illinois grow more pumpkins than in any other state. Then it was time for a fun activity. The students put together their own colorful collages illustrating the growth process. Everyone had a good time.