Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Eat a Rainbow- Try a new fruit or vegetable this week!

 Year 1 & 2 have been investigating how to grow amd eat healthy food. We need at least 3 serves of veges and two of fruit a day to be healthy. A serve is a handful. Eating all the colours of the rainbow means we'll get all the vitamins, fibre & minerals we need to grow and learn.

Your homework assignment- Find and eat a vege or fruit you've never tried before. Comment below!

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Sharing & Collaborating Beyond GreenGold

It's been another exciting week in The Green Room. On Wednesday morning,our visiting teachers from Singapore watched Room 10 in action, learning about growing food with Mrs Daniel in The Green Room and Edible Gardens.  I think they liked the strawberry picking and eating best.

Later that day two teachers from Papatoetoe East Primary were shown around by Doreen, Holly, Joseph and Danya.  Later they met with Mrs Daniel to discuss implementing their own Enviro CRT programme.  We decided to keep in touch and perhaps organise trips to each other's schools next year.  We'll share more ideas in the months to come.  It'd be great to have another collaborator on our journey towards sustainability!

Lastly two teachers from Maungawhau Primary visited today to investigate ways in which our whole school use Education for Sustainability and the Enviroschools programme across the curriculum.  They met with Mrs Venville and Mrs Daniel, before Danya and Amy did an amazing job of showing them around too. 

We love sharing our ideas and building relationships with other enviro communities!

Friday, 23 November 2018

Marine Metre Squared - Citizen Science

On Thursday, 28 learners and seven parent volunteers joined Mrs Daniel, Mrs Venville, environmentalist Mels Barton & marine biologist Emma on a beach trip with a difference.

We braved the thick mud of the Tamaki Estuary to collect data on the sea life. Our parent volunteers went above and beyond assisting with carefully recording data and retrieving children stuck in the mud. Thank you! Only one gumboot was lost completely.

Despite looks there's lots living down at the Rotary Walkway at low tide; shrimps, fish, crabs, sea worms, snails and lots of cockles. Ryan found an as yet unidentified bright green aquatic worm and Billy found an albino mud crab.  We'll upload our findings for scientists at Otago University to track trends in our marine health.

How cool is it to be hanging out with real scientists in the field and helping collect data for a nationwide study.

We're looking forward to when Mels Barton returns to Sunnyhills so we can compare our data with our last trip.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Scoot to School Day

Lots of fun scooting at lunchtime today.  Andy from Auckland Transport was there to check on scooting skills and help out with tips.

Giant Walk Monday 19th Novenber

Supporting Squawk Squad - We've trapped 20 pests!

The Senior kids at Sunnyhills were set the challenge to use what they've learnt in their enviro lessons this year to create a project that helps nature.

One group planned and ran their own food stalls over two days to raise money for The Squawk Squad. They raised $164.70, that we'll use to fund a trap to help save our native birds. 

Sunnyhills School already has one trap we raised money for last year, and the kids love watching the tally displayed in the hall going up. 

Our trap has caught 20 invasive pests! That's a lot of kiwi chicks being made safer in their natural hime.

Room Tekau Eat Strawberries

Our new bird netting is working a treat; everyone in Room 10 each got a ripe red strawberry today.

We're using the 5+ADay Resource to learn about growing food and healthy eating.