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September 14, 2017
On 14th September 1951, a seedless watermelon was developed in America. One might think that watermelons might be an unusual theme for schools but there are a number of lessons that can be made using the fruit as a stimulus. America celebrates National Watermelon Day in August and there are lots of resources for phonics, maths, etc. out there on thematic planning sites. There are a number of stories about watermelons on web sites. However, another interesting way to add watermelon to your lesson is to simply bring one in and get children to try it! This perfect SESE/SPHE lesson gets children to try out a relatively uncommon fruit in Ireland. For those in Educate Together schools, a watermelon is something to base Rosh Hashanna stories around. [Image: https://yumtumdelivers.wordpress.com/]