Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Crunchy Cucumber Straight from the Garden

Today Room 9 & 10 have been learning about how the food scraps we put in the worm bins get turned into nutrients for our edible gardens.

Don't throw food in the landfill! Use a compost or worm bin.

We picked and ate a cucumber straight out of the vege patch. Yum! So fresh.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Teach the Teacher - Liam tells us all about bobbits

Wow, today Liam told us all about bobbits, as part of a SeaWeek studies. Do you know what a bobbit is? Mrs Daniel and Room 22 didn't either:
It's a worm or sand striker that lives in the ocean floor and ambushes fish. Cool!

We can't wait to find out more about the creatures that live in our moana and how to protect them.

Do you know any weird, rare or wonderful sea creatures? Comment below 🦐🦀🦈🐋🐠🦑🐡🐢

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR: How can we make the world a better place in 2018?

Happy new year! As we think about our goals for the year ahead, why not add an enviro resolution for your family?

Reducing household waste is a great place to start!

Did you know up to 55% of all household waste could be turned into compost? Instead it's sent to landfills, where it creates methane gas, which contributes to climate change.

What can we do?
- create a compost
- start a worm farm (ask Mrs Daniel for worms to get you going)
- recycle carefully
- collect soft plastics
- use reuseable shopping bags
- pack wrapper free school lunches - bring nude food dude!

This a great article from NZ Herald:

Simply making a resolution to say no to plastic straws, refuse plastic bags or pick up rubbish on the beach can make a big difference too.

Wishing you all clean green summer holidays Sunnyhills! 🌏❤