Friday, 12 February 2016

Our vegetable afternoon and an outing.....

Kia Ora everyone,

We hope that you have all had a superb week and are enjoying the wonderful weather that we are experiencing.

Tuesday was the day for our vegetable tasting  afternoon.

We cooked up peas, kumera, corn on the cob, broccoli and had raw carrots.

There was a bit of a mixed reaction to the veggies...some of us loved them while others couldn't bear to taste them.
 We will have another 'veggie' afternoon later in the term so that we can all keep on trying to have another taste!!!

Ryan was amazing....when it came for him to taste the kumera and broccoli he told us that he had never tried these veggies before but was prepared to give it go....and he did!!!  At first his face showed us that he wasn't all that keen on them but at the final swallow there was a huge smile.
Ryan you are a super star!! kept on trying!!!!

This corn on the cob is very tasty!

Mmm...I'm not too sure about these peas but I will give it a go!

I'm going to try everything!

I'm quite good at eating my vegetables!

Gabby tried every vegetable!!!

We realised that there was heaps to learn about vegetables, not only the names of them but how they grow.   Some grow under the ground while others grow on top.

Some vegetables are actually fruit....did you know that?
Tomatoes are actually a fruit as are cucumbers...but we know them as vegetables.
We will continue to learn more about vegetables during the next few weeks.

Thursday.....what an amazing afternoon we had!!!!

Since returning to school we have been reading Margaret Mahy stories and on Thursday we went to the playground that has been names after her....see the connection?

It was such a cool afternoon playing on all the fabulous equipment there.
We did wish that we had had our togs with us though as it was very hot and we would have loved to have cooled down in the water there.

Afterwards we had a chat about our afternoon .... we all thought that Margaret Mahy would  have been very pleased and proud  that such a fabulous place was named after her.
We thought it was sad that she isn't here to see it.

This is so cool!

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Oh my goodness...this is awesome!
Can we get one of these at school please Mr Anderson?

A little bit of time out.....

And here he comes....

This is hard work...time for a drink!


Deep in thought about how this works...
We just wish that we could have stayed longer at the Margaret Mahy playground but hopefully we might get to go back again sometime soon!!! We will just have to wait and see!!!!

If you haven't been to this amazing place, you should try and go this weekend.
If you do get to go have a wonderful time!!

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