Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tree Onions

Last Thursday Room 14 planted some tree onion bulbs that Anna's Dad gave us. We had to call Anna's Dad to find out how to plant the tree onions. Luckily Anna put on loudspeaker so we could hear.
This is what the tree onions looked like. We used a trowel to put potting mix in the pot.
We had to gently put the tree onion in the soil. You have to make sure 1/3 of the onion is showing at the top.
Today we noticed that some of the tree onions have started to grow.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Swan Plants

When we went on the bank outside Room 13 we noticed these seed pods on the swan plants.
Inside these pods are seeds that look like this.
Room 14 is going to try and grow some swan plants from these seeds.
We wonder if it will work.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Arbor Day - Tree Planting

Some children from Kauri Team went to help the Hamilton City Council with tree planting at Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park. They helped plant over 30,000 trees.

The "Big Dig In" event even made the news on TV3. 
Here is the link to see it if you missed it - 

It is great to be able to help in our local community.

Here is the website for Waiwhakareke if you would like to find out more.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tane Mahuta Day

Room 13 looked after trees on Tane Mahuta Day. 
They weeded and tidied up the bank area below their classroom.

Tane Mahuta Day

Room 5 created these pictures of our Redwood Tree.

Tane Mahuta Day

By Room 15

Tane Mahuta Day

By Lahny, Kalvin and Trinity

Tane Mahuta Day

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tane Mahuta Day

This morning Room 14 went on a walk around our school.
This photo was taken just outside our classroom.
Here are some things we love about our oak tree
- it gives us shade
- birds live in this tree
- it has rough bark
- it's leaves change colour in autumn

We went down to Putikitiki to see if we could see any fantails.
 We waited for a little while and then 3 fantails came to visit us. 
One flew so close to us that we held onto sticks to see if they would land on it. 
It didn't work this time but we are going to try again.