Cisneros Prekindergarten School students received a fun and educational surprise this season. The campus’ dedicated PTA helped transform the gym into a fall wonderland, donating 1,500 pumpkins, gourds, bales of hay, scarecrows and squash for a special experience.
“During October, our students learn a lot about pumpkins. Every class listens to an interactive book explaining the pumpkin cycle and explores them with all five senses. We usually conclude this unit by taking our students to the Dallas Arboretum. This year, we brought the arboretum to Cisneros,” said Assistant Principal Pamela Edwards. “With the help of our gracious PTA, our gym and science teachers created a mini arboretum—complete with the horse and carriage.”
Upon its unveiling, students walked through mazes, played with hay and took class pictures. Teachers took advantage of the area, which was a natural science exhibit.
“During their exploration, students learned about many different types of pumpkins and gourds,” Edwards stated. “They also had the opportunity to find the biggest or strangest ones.”
Parents were invited to delight in the school’s newest attraction as well, receiving the opportunity to snap seasonal photos of their little ones and see the results of a strong family-campus partnership.
“This opportunity was priceless and reinforced the importance of families joining PTA,” Edwards expressed. “In the end, the students learned a lot, not only about pumpkins, but also the wonderful transition from summer to fall. The best part—every child walked away with their very own pumpkin.”
Photos courtesy of Pamela Edwards.