A great story about a boy who doesn't want to let his pumpkin, Jack, go or rot. After reading the book we discussed possible locations for the setting focusing on evidence from text.
Next we added a little science into library. We have a pumpkin that I left the seeds in and added soil and water. The students made a prediction as to whether the pumpkin will mold or sprout first. The class was split. 5 thought it would sprout and 4 thought it would sprout. We can't wait to see what will happen!