Washington First Graders in Mrs. Walsh’s and Mrs. Ellison’s rooms enjoyed using their math, science and artistic skills when they participated in the annual Fall Festival.
Students rotated through several fall-themed stations, such as Sink or Float, where they guessed whether some Halloween-shaped items would sink or float in a pan of water; Apple Tasting, where they had the opportunity to sample three varieties of apples and then graph their favorite flavor on a large wall chart; and Pumpkin Measuring, where they estimated the height and circumference of a pumpkin, then tested their estimations by measuring the width with string and the height with unifix cubes.
Additionally, the students brought in leaves and participated in a leaf rubbing project. They also learned about the life cycle of the pumpkin and planted pumpkin seeds.
The highlight of the festival was the opportunity for the students to use their creativity to decorate pumpkins.
Before the Festival, the students decorated the covers of booklets that they used throughout the Festival to take notes about all of the activities in which they participated.
Mrs. Walsh and Mrs. Ellison want to thank the parents for not only helping with the Festival, but also for donating the apples, pumpkins and other supplies that were used.
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to see some photos from Mrs. Ellison's Class at the Fall Festival.