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Lori Fryman

Freshmen read “Seeds to Pumpkins” to students at KIPP SHARP.

KIPP SHARP Lower School

Twenty students at KIPP SHARP Lower School scrambled to plant their pumpkin seeds and impatiently waited for them to grow.

KIPP SHARP is a public charter school that serves families in Southwest Houston. When the Fryman advisory arrived, they read a story about planting pumpkin seeds called “Seed to Pumpkin” and helped the KIPP students plant their own pumpkin seeds. 

“My favorite part of volunteering was connecting with all the kids and seeing their faces light up when we announced that they would be planting pumpkins,” freshman Zayn Malik said.

The volunteers spent a total of four hours in two second grade classrooms.

“My favorite part of volunteering was planting the pumpkin seeds because I got to talk to them and have a conversation as well as interact with them when other activities didn’t allow that,” freshman Victoria Zhao said.

The freshman put on a puppet show of Little Red Riding Hood in both English and Spanish.

“I loved doing the puppet show,” Malik said. “It was kind of silly, but making the kids laugh felt really rewarding.”

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