Dec 14, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Simon came in from Wastebusters and taught us about Worms, Landfills, Composting and what we need to put in a worm farm. In a compost pile you would need it moist and not dry. Start with twigs and then add layers of nitrogen then carbon which is food scraps and leaves.
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 3, 2011
Sep 2, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
Yesterday we went to the Hawea Library and saw Bob Docherty who talked to us about new books that are available at the library or are about to be released.
First he showed us the book, told us the title and author and then he explained about the plot to the story. He was clever and only told us about the plot until it got to an exciting part or a mystery.
Bob then talked to us and answered our questions. We found out that he reads over 300 books a year, travels to schools around New Zealand and he reviews books for the Christchurch Press, Libraries and his own Blog (See the link on our Blog).
He says that his favourite book is “...the next one that I’m going to read”.
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
- look at getting permission from the Board and maybe the Department of Conservation (Skinks are protected animals).
- decide where to place the garden. Selected spots will need to be assessed for hours of sunlight and wind.
- choose a design from our designs or maybe merge them together into a new design. We might also need to talk to someone who is a landscape designer to get some help with our design.
- find the materials that we need to build our garden. The children might need to fund raise or write letters to ask for discounts or donations?
- contact DOC for advice and look to see if other schools have tried to make a Skink garden before because they might have some advice.