How to Conduct a Pumpkin Guessing Contest
Making the Video
Step 1: Practice the script that Mr. Battaglia gave to you. Remember to read nice and loud when you practice.
Step 2: Get ready to make a video. You will need a table to put the pumpkin on, a nice backdrop, the script and of course the camera. An iPhone will work for this!
Step 3: Make your movie look really good on iMovie. You need to edit it to make it look like an awesome video. If you're a child you might need to ask your parents for help.
Step 4: Publish to youtube. Send the video to the principals, teachers and parents through an email. Also tell your friends too.
Counting the Pumpkin Seeds
Step1: You will need a knife, a pumpkin and some construction paper to keep it neat.
Step 2: Make sure you have an adult to cut open the pumpkin. Kids are not allowed to use knives.
Step 3: Cut open the pumpkin and take the top off. Carefully take out all of the seeds before you count them. Be careful... it is very gooey and sticky inside of a pumpkin. You might need baby wipes to wash off your hands.
Step 4: Let the seeds dry over night. If you count them when they are wet they might slip out of your hand.
Step 5: Figure out an easy way to count the seeds. If you count them one at a time you might lose count and it will take a whole entire day! Kasper knows! We can make groups of 10 with your pumpkin seeds.
Step 6: Circle the groups of 10. Put ten 10's together to make 100. Then count all of your seeds!
Step 7: Announce the winner.
We had 6 hundreds, 3 tens and 8 ones. That's equal to....
600 + 30 + 8. That' equal to
638. Another way to write that is
six hundred thirty eight.
Congratulations to Amaya and Madison for the closest guesses!