This photo shows the three winners of the Great Pumpkin Contest. After reading the story “How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?” we analyzed our own three pumpkins. First, we made a KWL (Know, Want to Know and Learn) chart to share what we knew about pumpkins and what we wanted to know about pumpkins. The class studied certain features of each pumpkin including its size, number of lines, color and weight. Each student made a prediction for how many seeds would be inside each pumpkin. Students’ predictions were written on the outside of the pumpkin. Then, it was time to get messy! One by one we cut open each pumpkin and separated the seeds from the ” gooey mess.” Students worked in groups to count the seeds. Each group decided to count the seeds in different forms, by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Once all the seeds were counted we created a chart and compared the results to our predictions. Finally, the winners were announced! We had a great time learning reading, writing, science, math and team work with pumpkins.