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How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series)
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series) | Margaret McNamara
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Here is an adorable picture book for curious kids, which explores skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment. "How many seeds are in a pumpkin?" Mr. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Robert, the biggest kid, guesses that the largest one has a million seeds; Elinor, sounding like she knows what she's talking about, guesses the medium one has 500 seeds; and Anna, who likes even numbers better than odd ones, guesses that the little one has 22. Charlie, the smallest boy in the class, doesn't have a guess. Counting pumpkin seeds is messy business, but once the slimy job is done, to everyone's surprise, the smallest pumpkin has the most seeds! As Charlie happily exclaims, "Small things have a lot going on inside of them." This book makes a wonderful read-aloud companion to any math or science curriculum, and it's a fun way to reinforce counting skills at home. From the Hardcover edition.
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JacqMac
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We always make roasted pumpkin seeds. AKA Witches Fingernails. Did you know you can make them quickly in the microwave? The teens like fast. Lol
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp olive oil
Salt or spices of choice
Mix the seeds and oil and microwave for 5-8 minutes. Stirring after each minute. Until browned and crispy.

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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
Hooked_on_books Thanks for this! I love pumpkin seeds but don‘t currently have an oven, so this is great. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Wow, I had no idea! 1mo
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Susannah We used to have baked pumpkin seeds when I was a kid. I never knew they were called Witches Fingernails! 4w
Come-read-with-me @jacqmac Thanks for sharing. These look yummy. 4w
JacqMac @Hooked_on_books @Clare-Dragonfly @Susannah @Come-read-with-me It‘s very convenient. Make sure you cook them flat on a plate, too. I forgot to add that. 4w
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LibrarianRyan
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Panpan

Ehh.