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Second Grade ~ Room 112
WELCOME TO 2ND GRADE!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 11th: Veterans' Day
Thursday, November 21st: Early Release, Parent/Teacher Conference
Wed., Nov. 27th, Thurs., Nov. 28th, Fri., Nov. 29th: Thanksgiving Break
Did you know?
Pumpkins are usually orange but can sometimes be yellow, white, green or red.
The name pumpkin comes from the Greek word ‘pepon’, meaning ‘large melon’.
Pumpkins have thick shells which contain pulp and seeds.
Scientifically speaking, pumpkins are a fruit (they contain seeds) but when it comes to cooking, they are often referred to as vegetables.
Giant pumpkins can be grown for competitions, with some weighing over 1000 pounds! (450 kilograms). In 2010, the world record was 1810 pounds! That’s huge!!
Over 1 billion pounds (450 million kgs) of pumpkin are produced in the US every year.
As a food, pumpkin can be baked, roasted, steamed or boiled.
Pumpkin soup is popular, as are roasted pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin pie is a sweet dessert that originates in North America and is traditionally eaten during harvest time and holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Pumpkins are popular decorations during Halloween. A carved pumpkin illuminated by candles is known as a ‘jack-o-lantern’. The tradition is believed to have come from Ireland, where they used to carve faces into turnips, beet and other root vegetables as part of the Gaelic festival of Samhain.
100 grams of pumpkin produces around 26 calories of energy.
5 Questions to Ask Your Child About His School Day
1. Tell me the best part of your day.
2. What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
3. Tell me about what you read in class.
4. What’s the biggest difference between this year and last year?
5. Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?
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