On Friday, October 24th, Emily led a pumpkin carving workshop in the student lounge. We learned about the history and culture of jack-o-lanterns, as well as vocabulary concepts used to describe the pumpkin. We talked about the words slimy, stringy, sticky, and gooey. We also discussed uses for pumpkins, such as making soup, pie, and toasting the seeds. Upon comparing pumpkin carving traditions in the US to other cultures, we learned that in Switzerland, lanterns are made from carving Swiss purple turnips.
Check out our creations!
Which one is your favorite?
EC New York offers a calendar full of fun and seasonal activities, as well as full immersion English programs just for you!