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First Graders Head to Shelburne Farms

First Graders Head to Shelburne Farms
Posted on 10/30/2015
On Friday, October 30, the first graders of FMA went to Shelburne Farm in Stow, MA the culmination of our month-long study of pumpkins. Students have read fiction and non-fiction books about pumpkins, observed pumpkins (inside and out), collected seeds and observed them sprouting, discovered what happens when an opened pumpkin is left to decompose, and even buried a decomposing pumpkin in the garden. (Pretty gross and exciting stuff!) This made our trip to Shelburne Farm all the more exciting--besides picking our own sugar pumpkins, we also got to meet a farmer who grows extra-large pumpkins for competition.

In addition, we took a hayride through the apple orchard, played in the farm-equipment-themed playground, and visited the many adorable farm animals who make Shelburne their home. We could not have asked for a more perfect fall day in the countryside!