Friday, 4 November 2016

Harvest Time

Yum our radishes were delicious!
We were able to harvest our radishes and all got to taste one.

We had grown enough radishes that we able to sell some. We carefully cleaned them, graded out the radishes that had split and bundled them up to sell on the Fruit and Produce Stall at the Book Fair.

Our radishes.

Preparing our radishes for sale at the Brooklyn Book Fair.

A and P Shows - Celebrating New Zealand Festivals

Wow!!  A BIG, BIG thank you to all the staff at Brooklyn School who helped all the students prepare exhibits for our annual Pet Day.

Painting flowers, plasticine Brooklyn Bugs, photography, rock pets and making gingerbread creations, we got to make one each to put into our show.

All the students who visited Te Ara Wha made a gingerbread creation.
Thank you very much Dini for making the gingerbread for us.

Visit to Plant and Food Research

We were very lucky to go over the road to Plant and Food Research to find out more about plants.

Scientist Janice Patrick had collected a lot of different flowers and plants for us to look at under giant magnifying glasses. We were able to see the petals, stigma stamin and pollen up close.

We visited Dave a chemist in his laboratory.  He showed us how to quickly freeze a kiwifruit using liquid nitrogen.

Biff a scientist (who just happens to be the owner of Speights the lunch area cat at Brooklyn School) showed us how she was researching how to store pears without them becoming bruised and yucky.
She rubbed the pears on the bench and bruised the pears and then the next day looked at how brown they had become. Super markets do not like buying brown bruised pears.

We had a great time at Plant and food Research. Thank you Janice, Biff and Dave.

Nelson Masked Parade

Buzzing at Brooklyn

Masked Parade 2016

We worked together with Room 5 to create some wonderful masks for the Masked Parade.

To give our ladybirds, beetles, bees, dragonflies and butterflies something to Buzz around we made some flower masks. We also created some Venus Fly Traps with trappy hand puppets that were so much fun to play with!

The process started 2 weeks before the end of last term, making the papier mache that would be the basis of our masks. Then we painted, glued, glittered and created our masterpieces.

The night of the Parade was fantastic. Half the school came to walk through Nelson. It was so much fun, the music, the dancing, the crowds clapping us. 

What do you think of our masks? 

We are a colourful lot, aren't we?

Our Butterfly Garden

On the last day of Term Three the students of Te Ara Wha all  helped to prepare and plant our  Butterfly Garden and Vegetable Garden.

We scattered wild flower seeds in our flower garden and also planted sweet peas and sun flowers.

We planted beans, peas and radishes in our vegetable garden.
Now we will have to cross our fingers and hope that it all germinates and grows into healthy vegetables.

A kind person from our community donated enough Little Gardens for us all to plant out our own.
Thank you

Timetable Change

Room Four are looking forward to the timetable change next week. We have spoken about the need to bring along some healthy snacks, (brain f...