MES Pumpkin Patch

MES Pumpkin Patch
Posted on 10/18/2019
There Was an Old LadyMerriwether Elementary School’s media specialist, Nikki Mock, held a contest for classrooms to decorate a pumpkin into a book character. Working together, MES students had to create their pumpkin using paint and craft supplies, no carving allowed. Students in the upper grades did most of the design and engineering themselves. The fifth grade classes divided into four teams in each class and designed four different pumpkins. Students then voted for the pumpkin they wanted to represent their class. One pumpkin, based on the book, The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, got a retweet by R.L Stine who commented how much he loved this design. Students put lots of hard work into carrying out their ideas. Class winners included: Kindergarten: Meteraud - Pete the Cat, First grade: Thelma the Unicorn, Second grade: Burton (favorite overall) - There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Third grade: Godja - Bad Case of Stripes, Fourth grade: Williams - The Good Egg, and Fifth grade: Cloy - Harry Potter. Pumpkins were voted on by the entire staff at MES. Winners for each grade level received a gift certificate for the Book Fair and the overall winner had their wish list fully granted! Collaboration and innovation are important skills that teachers and the media specialist are encouraging at MES. This is just another way that Merriwether Elementary is helping to prepare its students to be Edgefield County graduates.
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