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Purdum's Pumpkin Patch

A trip to Purdum's Pumpkin Patch fit in nicely with some of the concepts in the 5th grade math curriculum. As part of a measurement unit, each student searched for the perfect pumpkin, estimating, weighing, and using math skills to figure out the price of his or her pumpkin.

Because the students are in a Spanish immersion program, they took advantage of the opportunity to interview the driver in Spanish.

Back in the classroom, students measured the circumference and height of their pumpkins. The pumpkin patch project meant more than just math though. Students integrated all subject areas to this project: reading, writing, science, art AND math.

(Lifting heavy pumpkins may have meant a little physical education, too!)

Mrs Ortiz's 5th grade class.

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