I think I promised a while ago to post how my kids used pumpkins in an assignment for my AP English class. So here it is.
The assignment: to decorate a pumpkin to look like a character from a piece of literature. They could use anything they wanted to make that happen, but no carving was allowed (we didn't want them getting yucky after a week on display).
The purpose: um, I should probably come up with some State Performance Indicators that this fulfills or something, but really it was just for fun. Students and faculty could vote for their favorite, and one of the clubs at school matched each vote with a donation to the new library in our town.
The result: my favorite part! They all turned out sooo cute. I have a favorite, but I'll keep that to myself in case one of my kiddos should find my blog. The mythological ones are from my friends' World Studies class.
Poseidon -- this was the vote winner
Dr. Jekyll...and Mr. Hyde