Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Wow our daffodils are now up and don't they look fantastic. We can't wait until summer is here.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Cross Country 2011

Two weeks ago we had our small School's cross-country. We went down to Waitomo and ran around a farm. We had to run through lots of mud, up two really big hills and down another hill. We had lots of fun and were really tired when we finished. Everyone that came from our class finished the cross-country with Jake coming 2nd and Richard 3rd in the boys and Charlene coming 3rd in the girls. Wow - well done to everyone.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Mayor's Duffy visit

Today we had a visit from the Mayor of Otorohanga - Mr Dale Williams. He came to talk about what he does in his job and what he likes to do in his life. He also gave us our cool Duffy books.
"He rode motor bikes when he was a kid and grew up to fix them". By: Richard
"I like that he gave us our Duffy Books". By Shayden
" The Mayor has to read lots of books and papers in his job". By Maia-Lee
"The Mayor has a motor bike and he likes to ride this as much as he can, especially when he is going to a school visit". By Brooklyn T and Jimi
"I liked it when the Mayor shook my hand". By Charlene
"I liked it when the Mayor talked about his daughter". By Ngapera

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Planting Daffodils

After getting everything we needed together we planted our bulbs in our very own blue tub garden. We had to make sure there was space between each bulb as we put them in the potting mix and the roots - which are the dangly bits, had to be put down in the dirt first. This is so the daffodil can grow up to the sun. We had to hold our noses because the potting mix smelt bad. Then we covered the bulbs with the potting mix and watered them. Now we are waiting for our bulbs to grow.

Growing Daffodils

As part of an Inquiry unit on Change we have been learning to grow daffodils. We investigated what was required to grow daffodils and we found out that potting mix was better to use than dirt because it contained more plant food than plain dirt. We planted 40 bulbs in a big blue tub outside the classroom so we could watch them grow. We hope our daffodils are going to look a little like these.