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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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Pumpkin Patch Fun-webquest update. Pumpkin record broken...

I have a resource where kids can learn some fun and informative facts about pumpkins~ just the thing for this time of year. I wanted to update that a record has again been broken for the biggest pumpkin!

October 2012:
Ron Wallace of Greene~ Rhode Island~ has grown a pumpkin that weighed in at 2010 pounds!The first pumpkin to ever weigh over a ton~ crushes the previous record set in 2001 by Chris Stevens. His pumpkin tipped the scales at 1820. 8 ounces. Wallace said that at one point~ his whopper of a pumpkin was growing about 35 pounds per day.

AND....Ron still has another pumpkin growing in his patch that MAY be bigger still. Each seed from his record pumpkin will be worth between $300 and $1000 dollars-wow!

Check out the resouce that is already listed on this site or go directly to the website and have the students work on it there:

Again~ I hope you find this of value to use with your students.

Gail Hennessey