October field trip brings Autumn to the campus doorstep

As we approach the end of October, chilly mornings have officially begun! Nevertheless, teachers and chaperones assembled on the front lawn of Laboré Hall, early this morning, to build our in-house pumpkin farm filled with lots of Autumn surprises! The children sneaked peeks through the windows to find out what was in-store for them. St. Michael-St. Clement's lower school students (grades prekindergarten to third) attended the Pumpkin Farm field trip, from 9:00am-12:00pm, for an exciting memorable school day.

The 2017 Pumpkin Farm featured a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony riding, games, guessing stations, pumpkin decorating, corn stalk maze, scarecrow building, and face-painting! Parents, guardians, and faculty helped man the different posts and guide the student groups along the on-campus farm, as organized by Mrs. Fendryk. Our students had a blast at they took turns rotating through the activities; it's difficult to say which station was the crowd-favorite. Chaperones joined in on the fun, even opting for face-painting!

In the afternoon, the excitement continued as third grade used the farm for classroom lessons in Laboré Maker Space. Ms. Mordini and her classroom helpers aided student groups through pumpkin carving, which showcased crafting, drawing, mathematics, and teamwork. After counting and tallying the pumpkin seeds inside their pumpkins, jack-o'-lantern faces were drawn, deliberated, and then carved! Some pumpkins contained around 700 seeds, and the pumpkin membranes proved "slimy."