Friday, October 30, 2015

Busy cooking

The kale chips looked so yummy when they were ready. 
We ate them up so quickly that there were no photos of the chips!

The carrots were looking ready to harvest. Yeryeong had brought some Korean rice and vege balls for lunch one day and she and Lucy thought it would be a good idea for us to use the carrots to make this dish in class. We were lucky that Yeryeong brought her recipe that we could use to make these in class. They were delicious! Thank you Yeryeong!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Yummy Fresh Juice

Room 10 made some delicious and healthy fresh juice using produce from our vegie garden and some lovely fruits from our trees at home.

The Year 2 Vegie Shop

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Spinach Dip

Room 9 made some spinach dip with the spinach from our vegetable garden. It was so tasty that most of us had seconds and thirds!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Water Is The Healthy Choice

Vegie shop

What a great morning we had selling our vegies, plants, lemons and worm tea in our shop today outside Room 9.  We made some money to buy more plants for our garden.  Thanks so much everyone for supporting the year 2's gardening efforts!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Plants are growing

Room 8 went to check on the vegetables in the garden. We were amazed to see so many vegetables growing big and healthy!  Some vegetables like carrots, broccoli, potatoes and the beans have started to grow, but are not quite ready as yet. Vegetables like the kale and the spinach are ready to cook and eat. Room 9 has already used some of the spinach to make yummy spinach dip.  Room 8 will be using the kale to make yummy kale chips next week. We can't wait!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Vegie shop

Room 9 is making a vegie shop on Friday at 8.30 outside our classroom.  Please come with a gold coin donation for some fresh vegies, plants and lemons!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday Week 1 Term 4

Today Room 9 visited our garden after the holidays and we noticed : 4 strawberries, purple broccoli flowers,  weeds, potatoes growing, broad beans taller than us, carrots and spinach growing tall, red cabbages.   We felt happy and excited because the vegetables are growing well.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pumpkin Soup!!

All of the Year 2's got to make pumpkin soup. Here is Room 11 enjoying ours. Some of us loved it and some of us didn't!! Most of us thought it was creamy and delicious.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Pumpkin Soup

We looked at, smelt, tasted and felt the difference between the raw and cooked pumpkin. Everyone tried a little, even if they thought they wouldn't like it. Room 10 are going to plant the seeds from the inside to find out if we can grow another pumpkin.

Pumpkin soup Monday!

What a cool start to school - pumpkin soup! I said "Pumpkin soup is really delicious!" It is a healthy snack! It came from our garden. Some of us ate it for the first time.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Discovering The Worms In Our Garden

Room 10 decided to take a closer look at the worms in our garden and we were fascinated to discover lots of interesting things about them. We know that our garden is super healthy because it was full of worms!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Looking after our garden

We love looking after our garden. We keep the snails away by putting eggshells around the plants.

Plants are growing

It was great to see the plants growing in our vege beds. We saw our carrot, kale and beans plants growing. It was great to weed and water our gardens.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

How to make roast pumpkin

1. Scoop out the seeds out 2. Chop the pumpkin into small pieces 3. Put the pumpkin in a roasting dish and sprinkle with oil 4. Put the pumpkin in a hot oven for 20 - 30 minutes 5. Eat and enjoy a healthy vegetable snack!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Planting day!

Monday of Matariki was our planting day and we were lucky it was such a sunny day and also we had Cate and a parent helper to assist the children. We bought a variety of vegetable seedlings including kale, spinach, bok choi, purple and green broccoli, red cabbage and celery. The children really enjoyed digging in the soil, putting the plants in and then watering. It wasn't so lucky that there have been frosts since - we have hurriedly collected plastic bottles to put over the plants to protect them.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Visit to East Tamaki School

Last Friday the Year 2's visited East Tamaki School to learn about gardening. They showed us how to turn over the soil and add fertiliser to make healthy soil that makes healthy vegetables that makes healthy us! They have amazing gardens growing lots of different vegetables!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Preparing our Garden

Today we prepared our vegetable garden by adding sheep pellets to the soil and mixing them in. We were excited to see so many worms in the soil and can't wait to plant our vegetables next week.

Garden Planting & Maintenance

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Preparing the soil for planting

The year 2's dug the soil with trowels to get out the weeds and added sheep pellets for fertiliser. Everyone helped and it was great fun digging in the garden on a sunny day!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Our Garden Plan!!

Here's the garden plan for our new garden. Check out what we're planting in each of our four garden beds. We can't wait to get planting!!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Our Food Pyramid

Room 9 cut out pictures of food and sorted the pictures into 3 groups.  We talked about eating lots of vegetables and fruit and grains.  Then we sorted eat some food like meat and dairy food.  Last we sorted eat little food like cakes, lollies and chips. Eating this way will make you smart and healthy.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Needs and wants

Wants are things that you might want but not really need like-- chocolate, cotton candy, ice cream, M&Ms, jelly beans, ice blocks, marshmallows and more.

Needs are things that help us with our well- being like-- water, vegetables, fruits, milo, bread, meat, fish, eggs, milk and more.

Monday, May 4, 2015