What's Inside? Part 2
The children enjoyed the large pumpkin so much the past few days and have been talking about it often. A collection of mini pumpkins were brought to us by a parent for classroom use. We explored the smaller pumpkins and spent a day drawing on them. We realized that the pumpkins still had stems, were orange, had long grooves, and were round.
I then asked the children what they thought was inside the smaller pumpkins. We looked at a photo story of the children exploring the large pumpkin first. The photos showed our first feel of the "goo" that was inside. The photos then told the story of how I cooked the seeds in the oven. The children have looked at the photo story a few times so they were familiar with it. I then posed the same question, "what's inside the pumpkin?" for the new smaller pumpkin.
The children unanimously said seeds and goo. I asked them if they were sure. Maybe if it was a smaller pumpkin, it would look different inside. They were still very insistent. I opened it up and the children's suspicions were correct. I left the pumpkin on the table and the children took time independently to collect the seeds. They want me to cook them again. I wonder if they will taste the same...