Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Tokoroa Community Gardens

This term some of the class have been fortunate enough to be involved in a project between Raukawa and the Tokoroa Community Gardens, thanks to Jared Kennedy the Health Promotions Coordinator and Robyn Wolfe who works tirelessly at the gardens and has a wealth of gardening knowledge.

Every Friday they are taken down to the gardens by Jared and there under the expert tuition of Robyn, they are learning to grow vegetables - later in the year they will learn to use these vegetables in cooking lessons... 
Lots of new skills learnt: - starting with clearing and fertilising a patch of land, planting seeds and seedlings, discovering stinging nettle does sting and how to treat if you do have a close encounter with a stinging nettle, rake safety and last Friday - finding out what Yacon is and tasting it. 
All are shown below: 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Great Opening Sentences

The class are going to be writing narratives - so first up; how do author's hook their readers in?
During our visit to the Information Centre, we looked at  the opening sentences in a variety of books: