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Storybook Pumpkin Patch Celebrates Reading at Poquoson Primary School

Pumpkin Patch

This month in the Poquoson Primary School Library, students celebrated their favorite books and story characters by adding to the very first PPS Storybook Pumpkin Patch. Students and families were invited to work together at home to create their very own storybook pumpkin to feature any book character of their choosing. Storybook pumpkins were collected from over 70 students and displayed together in the library, along with the book represented by their pumpkin character. Poquoson Primary staff voted on the most creative pumpkins in the patch and had a winner on each grade level. The winning pumpkins were awarded to kindergartener, Meagan Jones, who created a “Rainbow Fish” pumpkin, first grader Henry Challoner, with his pumpkin for “The Bad Seed,” and second grader Lauren Jones, for “Magic Treehouse: Dinosaurs Before Dark.” In addition to the grade level winners, there was also an award given to Autumn and Aiden Spear, siblings at PPS who teamed up with Fly Guy and Fly Girl pumpkins. All participants were awarded with a certificate and winners also received a free book from the Poquoson Primary PTO. Several storybook pumpkins will also be displayed in the school showcase in the main hallway throughout the month of November to celebrate all of the students’ hard work and creativity.