Third-graders transform pumpkins into storybook characters

A fun fall project at Michael A. Maroun Elementary School recently combined reading and art, as third-graders decorated pumpkins as storybook characters.

Inspired by their favorite characters, students painted, drew, carved and “dressed” pumpkins as people, animals, and scenes from different books. The pumpkins were displayed in the third-grade wing of the school, where students voted on their favorite. After tallying the votes, Stella Tyrell’s pumpkin earned top honors.

“This is a project we do every year where the students are able to showcase their creativity,” said third-grade teacher Cheri Iannotti. “They did such a great job and had fun in the process.”