New Century School Harvest Fest photos
New Century Charter School hosted its annual Harvest Festival Friday, and kids were surprised with a pumpkin patch in the school’s front yard to begin the day. The festival lasted from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and allowed kids an opportunity to play with dirt and pumpkins while also teaching them math and science lessons.
The children first made “wormeries,” or small worm habitats. Teachers and parent volunteers gave children information on the concept of growing worms and how that relates to composting.
Students also had the opportunity to pick a pumpkin out of the pumpkin patch and measure its circumference and weight. After they had their measurements, they placed “pumpkin tickets” on two graphs, one for circumference and one for weight, allowing them to see the relationship between the measurements. Then, kids completed a “Harvest Fest Challenge Packet,” which required them to work on math and writing challenges relating to the measurements they made.
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