Monday, February 29, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
We have been busy writing our first letters to our pen pals. We thought about what we should say and then wrote our first draft. Today we were able to publish our letters and now they are ready to send. We can't wait to receive a reply!
There was a tremendous harvest of vegetables today. In the tunnel house it took ages to collect all the tomatoes, cucumbers and egg plants. Outside corn, beans, sugar snap peas and strawberries were collected. Everybody went home with a big bag of vegetables.
Working in pairs the children had a list of classroom places to measure. It was pleasing to see the accuracy and the confidence of the children as they used their rulers.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This is my rabbit. She is called Izzy.
She kept running away from us.
We kept following her.
Izzy is a most unusual rabbit! She plays in the house and she is potty-trained. Sometimes she gets pushed around in the pram so that she doesn't get cold or stolen by a dog. We love her, but Izzy doesn't really love Dad very much, in fact she bit him once. Poor Dad!
Reporters: Emilie and Mrs Grace
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Today Levi brought in a skink for us to study. It was so interesting. Then we thought that the caterpillar had disappeared until we spied a beautiful cocoon. Thank you Will for finding information for us. Some of us were worried that the venus flytraps would gobble up the caterpillar but all is well. I wonder how long we will have to wait for the butterfly to emerge?
Friday, February 19, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
We thought we had a big harvest last week at Garden Club but look how much we harvested today. There were cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, potatoes, courgettes, egg plants, carrots and strawberries! Everyone took home a large bag of vegetables.
There was great activity this afternoon as we prepared our sand saucers for the Flower Show. We worked hard at the design and the colour combinations. Now they are all waiting to be judged and tomorrow we will be able to see the results of the competition.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
We were off on another visit today to the marae. What a lot we learnt. We were formally welcomed on to the marae and we sang our waiata. After morning tea we played Maori games, presented our mihi and listened to stories. After lunch we faced our biggest challenge - flax weaving. It was good that our leaders were very patient! Finally we planted our gift to the marae and then headed back to school. It was a great day!