1, 2, 3’s and pumpkin seeds

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In honor of fall and the upcoming holidays, kindergarteners at Norwood Elementary in the Northport-East Northport School district are learning about pumpkins. Teacher Marie DiGennaro explained the life cycle of the pumpkin and the purpose of everything inside it—and gave them the opportunity to see for themselves!

Students explored the insides of tiny pumpkins, giggling at the sliminess of the pulp, and counting the seeds inside. One students exclaimed, “They’re little pumpkin babies!”

The children in Ms. DiGennaro’s class enjoyed the hands-on nature of the lesson, and many were excited to go home and plant the pumpkin seeds to have pumpkin plants of their own.