Pumpkin Week began 5 years ago on one of our annual field trips to Robbins Crossing at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio.  One of the organizers of Robbins Crossing at the time gave us a cooking pumpkin to use in our classrooms.  Upon our return we as teacher began mulling over what else we might be able to do as a follow up to our field trip in addition to the activities we already did.  As we tossed ideas around, we kept coming back to the idea of a theme week around the pumpkin, and Pumpkin Week was born!

It originally began as three days, then extended to four and then five, as we realized we had so many educational activities for our students.  Pumpkin Week now traditionally takes place during the last of October, sometimes falling into the first of November, depending on how the weeks fall.  All of our subject areas are themed around pumpkins - spelling, reading, writing, math, science, and social studies!  Below you will find a description from some of our students about a few of the many activities we do during Pumpkin Week.

(Descriptions will be posted in a few weeks - look for them by the time we return to school in January, if not just before our winter break!)