Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch at Mortimer Farms

In October Kindergarten through 2nd grade had the opportunity to attend the pumpkin patch at Mortimer Farms.  The week before they attended, they also had a presentation from Agriculture in the Classroom.  Our presenter, Cassandra Manifee, explained the Pumpkin Life Cycle with a nonfiction rhyming book and a pumpkin life cycle craft activity.  These two events went nicely together for a Fall time theme. 

At the pumpkin patch our students got to explore some fun activities and choose their own pumpkin to bring home.  This was definitely a memorable experience for students and teachers alike. 

Our field trip gave students a chance to make connections to the world outside the classroom. Their experience at the farm helps them understand where their food comes from and how life cycles of plants work.