Green House Recycling Experiences
Green house were learning about Zerowaste this term and we decided to look around th school to see how we could reduce our recycling. We recycle a lot of paper so we thought that we could use the shredded office paper for fire bricks and making paper. We had great fun making firebricks and the photos are here. We also used the paper to make our own recycled paper to make greetings cards and the photos of that process are here.
We want to keep as much plastic out of the landfill so we are also an agent for Terracycle Recycling for Writing Instruments (pens etc) and also Oral Care Recycling. Send them along to school and we will recycle them for you.
Part of this year Enviro schools are part of a Bio surcirity project. We are currently growing and caring for caterpillars that will turn into butterflies. These butterflies will then be released to eat Japanese honeysuckle. This plant is a weed that grows and takes over sidewalks around our community. We had Hugh Gourly who works for Maanaki landcare trust. He flew up from Christchurch to talk with a group of students that will be looking after them.
America’s Cup Trophy
experience competition run by Genesis, who are offering primary and intermediate schools across New Zealand the chance to WIN a fun and educational America’s Cup Trophy experience and $3,000 of learning equipment for their school.
We need your help. ..And grandparents, uncles, cousins, friends and strangers. We need everyone to vote once every day. This is how we won Richie McCaw’s visit a few years ago –
So we know we can it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please Vote every day
A massive thanks to GENESIS for this opportunity
On Thursday, the students of Tauwhare presented to the whole school their inquiry projects in Enviro studies. The students inspired us with the different projects, we learnt about a range of different environmental issues including zero waste, composting, worm farming, coddling moth, tree pruning, ecosystem and the skinks and the upgrading of our vegetable garden and trading post. Enviro schools this year is student lead and they are looking at environmental issues that are important to them. Here are some of the photos of the groups presenting . What is great is that all students are participating in the different areas of Enviro School as well as presenting back to the school.
Here are some Home learning ideas that the whole family can get involved with during this lock down..
Health and well being :
Here are a few science experiments that you may want to have a go at..
Have a go, let me know what ones you like the most or the ones that worked really well.
There is a cooking competition that our students can enter. With some of the amazing recipes and cooking I have seen this week, some of you might like to have a go.... check out this link.
We are lucky enough to have an amazing orchard of fruit around the school. We have brought the classroom outside, with using our measuring skills we made delicious muffins and ate juicy plums.
Apple and Rhubarb muffins.
1 cups Brown sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped Rhubarb
1 cup milk with 1 tsp. vinegar mixed in.
Turn oven on to 180 degrees. Line 18 hole in a muffin tin with muffin cases and spray with non stick oil.
In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, oil and eggs, and beat well with a wooden spoon.
Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together in a separate bowl.
Chop the apple into small pieces and put into another bowl with the rhubarb and milk mixture.
Using a wooden spatula fold the chopped apples and rhubarb into the brown sugar mixture. The gently fold the flour through until just combined. Don’t over mix or the muffins will be tough.
Spoon batter into the lined muffin baking trays.
Bake muffins for 20 – 25 minutes, or until golden.
Have a go at make them.