Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Fun times at Arataki

Fun times at Arataki

Out of the fog came the awe inspiring sight of Arataki, a native bush in the Waitakere Ranges. It was the 27th of June and we were on a school trip to Arataki with Rooms 7 and 6.

I got put in a group and we went hike around the loop track that went around in a loop. I had to wash my shoes to help stop this disease called kauri tree dieback. We climbed up a large gravel path to the lookout and saw the amazing view . I learnt that the native trees have lots of different names.

My group went on a search for bugs. The park ranger took us to this spot over at the ranger’s station and we used pooters to suck up the bugs. I know it sounds crazy to suck up bugs but luckily it had a blockage so you  wouldn't suck it up and it goes in your mouth. That would be disgusting! My group found a baby cockroach and ants. But sadly we didn’t see a big spider or a weta.

I would definitely go back there. I like how that there is a bush loop track and there is different paths to take but not just that one loop track. I personally think that you should you should go to Arataki with your family because it is fun.
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Friday, 29 June 2018

Arataki trip

 On Wednesday 27th of June we went to Arataki. We went searching for Invertebrates and other insects. We also learnt about how nature recycles. Did you know that it ids up to the bugs to eat the leaves and make new soil!

The beautiful bush!

Time for morning tea!

Washing our shoes to help stop Kauri Tree dieback!

Using the pooters to suck up insects. 

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Owairaka District School
113-115 Richardson Rd
Mt Albert

Wednesday 16th May

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Office of the Chief Executive
Level 8 Executive Wing
Parliament Buildings

Prime Minister,

We would like to tell you about a program called Garden to Table that we have at Owairaka District School. Owairaka is a great place to learn, its in Mt Albert, Auckland.

Firstly we would like to explain that garden to table is an educational program that helps people learn how to cook and garden. We harvest delicious and healthy veggies from the school garden and use them to cook tasty food with.  It's also culturally aware. Last time we had turkish food and before that sushi because we have student from those countries in our classroom.

Every week the groups swap over positions so one week you cook and one week you garden. When we cook we measure carefully like the right amount of sugar and the right amount of milk. If you don’t the recipes won’t work. We also have these things called Knife licenses and if you have one it means you can use the knife properly. We also get help from adults or parent volunteers who give up their time own time to help us learn to cook.

In the garden we harvest and fruit or veggies to use in the kitchen and use our math skills to plant seedlings at the right amount of depth. We have learnt about composting and how a worm farm works. We have a really big one at school. We also check in on our Chickens and bees to make sure that they are healthy and in tip top condition.

We think that the Garden to Table program help us learn to take initiative, teach us life skills so we can help around the house and makes learning reading and maths fun (and tasty). We think you should come and visit so you can see for yourself how amazing this Garden to Table program is and hopefully your Government will help other school have this opportunity.  

Yours sincerely,

Tana, Ben and Questyn

Friday, 13 April 2018

pack,n save

I have used Tagul to make a word cloud about Fruit and vegetables we need to eat.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Friday, 23 March 2018

where i am from

today it is race relations day and i have been working on this.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Chapter chat

For the past 3 weeks i have been working on this book called there's a boy in the girls bathroom.