Outside Room 3 there is a garden with a lot of space in it. Mr Young said that we could plant some vegetables in it. This will be practise for our visit to the Papatoetoe Teaching Gardens!
First Mrs O’Grady took out all the children who had come to school in the last few months. They were focusing on oral story telling and oral language. They took turns to plant. They watched each other carefully. They thought about what was happening.
My turn now
Afterwards this group went inside and they drew picture plans on the whiteboards. The drawings showed the plants that they had put into the ground to grow. Look at the stalks and leaves they show!
Mrs de Koning took groups of children out later in the day, so everyone had a turn of planting one seedling vegetable plant in our garden!
When one group had finished, they went to the bathroom and washed theri hands. then they returned to the classroom to work with Mrs O’Grady or Mrs Treasurer.
We hope that our seedlings grow well. If it does not rain overnight we will water them tomorrow. Mrs de KOning will try to remember to bring her watering can to use!
We enjoyed watching our friends planting too. There were only 6 in each group so we were not crowded, and could see what was happening up close and clearly!
We planted different vegeatables in various parts of the garden. We put them in rows. Some were one long single row. Some were in grids like boxes.They will make great patterns when they grow. They will be different colours, textures and sizes. We can’t wait!
We hope the birds and snails do not eat our plants. We want them to be safe. If they grow really well we will pick them and cook some healthy food with them. Should we make soup, stir fry, a salad or a vegetable quiche?
We had a super time, and are looking forward to our trip tomorrow!!!