I was SO excited to carve a pumpkin with my students--talk about how the pumpkin guts smell and feel, should it have happy or sad face, blah blah blah. We designed the face together, I showed them out to cut the top off, but then no one wanted to touch the inside Turns out none of my students wanted to get their hands dirty. They were interested enough to watch me carve the pumpkin and were really excited with the finished product.
I explained that it's my mom's birthday today (my "anya") and asked them to sing Happy Birthday to her--the girls agreed to do. Here it is: