Pumpkin Patch Video

Hi friends!

Even though I do not love seeing myself on camera, I thought I’d share this video with you. (No, that is NOT me with the green face in the photo below!)

It started with a call from our district’s central office at 8:30 this morning, asking me if we still had our Storybook Pumpkin Patch on display, and if I could have several students (who had parental permission to be videotaped and shown on the Internet) in the library ready to be interviewed within the hour. No problem, I said, right before I began to scurry around like mad to make it happen!

You can click on the photo to go to Vimeo and see our Storybook Pumpkin Patch video.

So a photographer came to our campus, interviewed me and a few of our student participants, and mixed it up into this cute Halloween video. After the surprise of organizing it on short notice, it turned out to be a great experience.

Tomorrow I get to hand out spirit sticks to our creative kids as they pick up their pumpkins and take them home.

I hope you had a fabulous October, and I hope your readers had as much fun as ours did!

p.s.–If you’d like to jump-start your own Storybook Pumpkin Patch, click here to download our flier from Google Docs.

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    1. Cute, cute, cute!! And by the way…you looked GREAT! One of my schools has a pumpkin carving contest in conjunction with Halloween Fun night…I wonder if 2 pumpking contests would be TOO much??

      Another great idea! Thank you for sharing!!
      Anne-Marie Ross
      Library Media Specialist
      Manomet & Indian Brook Elementary Schools
      Plymouth, MA

      1. Anne-Marie,
        Hi there! As you’ll see from the comment below, you can try a potato decorating contest in the spring, if you don’t want to detract from the pumpkin carving contest.
        Thanks for the compliments. It was such a spur-of-the-moment interview, I didn’t even have time to get nervous!

    2. Very nice! I’ve done a potato contest before with my spring book fair but it’s been awhile. Too late for pumpkins, but I may have to try it again this spring. Your kids were very creative and thoughtful! I love putting a face and library space to your blog personality!

      1. Carolyn, I think I’ll have to try a potato contest in the spring. This contest had such a positive impact on our campus, generating lots of book conversations, that I have to find a way to repeat it somehow. I like the potato idea! Thanks for sharing!

      1. Students can earn spirit sticks or buy them for $1 from the PTA. This is our first year to have spirit sticks. If it were my choice, I would have students earn them and NOT be able to buy them. I would prefer to see them reflect accomplishments, rather than income. There is not a contest involving spirit sticks, just the pride students have in displaying them on a lanyard or clipped to a backpack. It’s a great, fairly inexpensive (35 cents) prize that students are excited about.
        Thanks for asking!

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