Second grade students at IHM School love Pumpkin Math Day. Mrs. Elaine Connelly’s students worked in groups with each assisted by an adult volunteer. Every group named their pumpkin and used a tape measure to find its height and width. To guess what the pumpkin weighed each student held it before the group determined the correct answer by using the IHM Health Aide’s scale. Students stated the shape, as not all pumpkins are round, and also guessed the number of seeds inside. After volunteers removed the top, students scooped out goop and seeds to count and sort seeds. Mrs. Connelly asked her class to write three words describing what their pumpkin looked, smelled and felt like. Students then studied their class data table on the chart to determine if the largest pumpkins have the most seeds. To complete the project second graders wrote a paragraph persuading a pumpkin picker to choose their group’s pumpkin over others.