Remember when we made Literary Lanterns and Mrs. Meihaus let us display them in the library for all of Robinson to see? And then we had everyone vote on their favorite one??
Well…the voting window has closed, and the winner is….
The vote was very close, so I feel like I should mention that 2nd place was a tie between I Yam a Donkey and Mustache Baby. Yippee for Allie, Penny and Tanner!
But, of course, the real winners were all of us because we have read LOADS of great books, got to use our creativity to create something amazing, and all of our school (plus our blog readers!) got to share in that fun!
Well, then what happened to all of those fabulous lanterns once we were finished with them (and they were starting to get a little soft and moldy)? We thought about taking them home, but wasn’t sure that kiddos (or parents!) would want to lug them all home again. I have to admit that a couple of them had to be tossed because they were wet inside–sorry, friends!–but we ended up with most of them that needed a new home.
So enter Mrs. Meihaus again (she seems to be the solver of all of our problems lately!) who had a SUPER suggestion that we put them somewhere outside. And she even had a book to help us with this idea: Pumpkin Jack.
The story is about a boy who had a jack-o-lantern that was rotting and his mom made him put it out in the garden. He was able to watch it run the course of the cycle and see it return to the ground and then grow again as a new pumpkin! This then became his new Jack the next fall.
We decided we would do just that same thing. 🙂
First we travelled to the library to pick up our pumpkin babies. It was funny how sad kiddos were that we were finished with these. I didn’t realize Keira’s face on her Octicorn until I uploaded them. Super sweet! (Well and sad, too, I guess!).
Then we headed outside to the woods to find a place to “plant” our pumpkins.
We are excited to come back and visit over the next months of the school year to see what happens! Hope to share some good news and maybe even see some new pumpkins growing that we can turn into Literary Lanterns next year!!