Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Room 4's Tutaekuri Potatoes

We harvested some potatoes from our garden. These potatoes are called tutaekuri which means dog poo in maaori. The shape of the potatoes does look a little bit like dog poo.
The tutaekuri were in the dirt. We had to dig with our hands to get them out. We got to hold them in our hands and then put them in the container. Looking for them was like finding treasure. They have dark skin and the inside is purple.
Look at all the potatoes we got.

Do you know how many potatoes there were? 
We counted them and there were over 140 tutaekuri potatoes.

What do you think we should do with our potatoes?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Beautiful Butterflies

We had a teacher only day and three of our chrysalis hatched. 
Look who got to help the butterflies out of the class.

Do you know if our butterfly is a female or a male?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Room 4's visit to Jubilee Bush

We went on a great trip to Jubilee Bush which is at a park near our school.
We created a flowchart of our trip. We were very excited that we got to go on our school bus. 
We had so much fun while we were there and we will share some of our learning with you over the next few weeks.
Here is a photopeach of our trip. 

Jubilee Bush on PhotoPeach
We each created a map showing some of the things we did at Jubilee Bush. 
 This is me. The leaves fell down. These are trees. By Cruz

There was a small tree. There was a big tree. This is the ground. 
By Joey
This is a tree. Plants. There are bugs. By David.

This is grass. This is a big tree. This is a bug. These are trees.
Its got leaves. By Abshir

 There are leaves on the ground. There are little leaves. This is a        tree. This is a little tree. These are worms. By Chloe

This is a slide. This is a tree. By Ben

 This is a big tree. This is me. Here is the playground. This is a big tree. This is where we sat down. By Lizzie

It is dark in there. These are snails. This is a tree.
This is a big tree.  These are leaves. By Maee

 These are worms. This is a big tree. These are little plants growing. This is a flax plant. By Mia

This is a tree. These are leaves. This is an egg. By Kayden

 These are big trees. This is the leaves. By Subair

This is the path. This is a long tree. This is little leaves.
These are bugs.  The leaves have bugs inside. That's the park. By Magdalena

 This is a leaf. This is an egg. This is a tree. This is the slide. This is where we did the leaf rubbing. By Caylee