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‘P’ is for Pumpkin

Kindergartners combinefall fun and learning with a study of pumpkins.
Angel Carpenter

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on October 28, 2014 12:44PM

Students in Becky Rhinehart’s kindergarten class measure pumpkins, including Cadence Delaney, left, Dahlia Nicodemus, Ritter Rookstool and Trevor Duvall.

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Students in Becky Rhinehart’s kindergarten class measure pumpkins, including Cadence Delaney, left, Dahlia Nicodemus, Ritter Rookstool and Trevor Duvall.

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Learning about pumpkins in class are Humbolt kindergartners Silvie Holliday, left, Sophia Shaw, Skylar Bogen and Chloe Smith.

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Learning about pumpkins in class are Humbolt kindergartners Silvie Holliday, left, Sophia Shaw, Skylar Bogen and Chloe Smith.

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Humbolt students Eliza Bailey and Dylan Elliott in Becky Rhinehart’s kindergarten class discover that pumpkins can float.

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Humbolt students Eliza Bailey and Dylan Elliott in Becky Rhinehart’s kindergarten class discover that pumpkins can float.

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Kindergartners in Becky Rhinehart's class have been participating in a

The Eagle/Angel Carpenter Kindergartners in Becky Rhinehart's class have been participating in a "pumpkin investigation," learning various facts about the fun, fall squash.

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Learning about pumpkins in Becky Rhinehart's kindergarten class are (clockwise from left) Jesse Read, Tatyn Harper, Rhinehart, Rowdy Wilson and Cruz Lysne.

The Eagle/Angel Carpenter Learning about pumpkins in Becky Rhinehart's kindergarten class are (clockwise from left) Jesse Read, Tatyn Harper, Rhinehart, Rowdy Wilson and Cruz Lysne.

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CANYON CITY – A fun, fall surprise last week awaited Becky Rhinehart’s Humbolt Elementary kindergarten class.

The students found a little pumpkin patch Oct. 20 in the corner of their classroom with one pumpkin for each child.

“It was fun to see them come in Monday morning,” Rhinehart said of her class. “They were so excited to learn about them.”

Rhinehart and teacher’s assistant Dovie Bolman spent the week learning about pumpkins.

The students measured the height of each squash, counted the lines on them and discovered that pumpkins float.

They also studied the life cycle of a pumpkin, going from a seed to a sprout, and a vine, flower, small green pumpkin, to an orange pumpkin with seeds.

“We’d like to thank the community garden for donating the pumpkins to our class,” Rhinehart said.









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