Monday, February 27, 2012

More goings on in our garden

Can you see a chrysalis on our olive tree? Look carefully... I wonder if the caterpillar thought that the olives were other chrysalises.  
Clue: Look at the bottom centre of the photo.


Can you find the bee in this photo?

Ants are attacking a small beetle. Well, it looked like it, anyway. The beetle ran away, under the flower petals.

Look very carefully for tiny aphids.

Look for a small white egg and a small caterpillar.

Can you see where the caterpillar has eaten the leaves?

A recently hatched monarch butterfly. 
And some tomatoes which just happen to be growing in our garden, too. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Our Garden on a Rainy Day

The view from our classroom door. 

The playing court.
One of our caterpillars is turning into a chrysalis, on one of our poppy stalks.

Can you see the tiny aphids? Clue: they are a yellow-orange colour.

Can you see the baby caterpillar?

In our garden grow tomatoes as well as flowers. Can you find a tomato flower and some very small green tomatoes? 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Week Four Already

Mrs Vincent has been challenging us to our full potential. We have been studying the Treaty of Waitangi and why it was needed to bring law and order to New Zealand. The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand; it was signed in 1840.

On Valentine’s Day we wrote a poem by Robert Burns called My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose. We also heard it put to music, which was lovely.

Note from Mrs Vincent: In the You Tube video below, can you hear that the singer has changed the words from '"bonnie lass" to "bonnie lad"?  Also, she has changed the words a little bit. See if you can work out which words she changed.

Mrs Vincent has been reading us Castaways – a book about the ship wreck of the Dundonald. We are almost finished Chapter 2.

We have been learning how to upload videos posts and pictures on our very own blogs at We can update them as  often as we like. It is fun creating our own blog and uploading things. is easy to use and it's completely free.

Once a week we have a quiz on current events recently seen on the news. We also do Anthology ( a collection of pictures, drawings and poems).  It is good to learn how to publish work in different styles. Mrs Vincent has been teaching us about simple sentences -  the name basically explains itself.
By Lauren

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What's going on in our class garden?

A cicada
Can you see the caterpillar egg? It's white and very small.

Monarch butterfly caterpillars are back again. Luckily we have a small forest of swan plants for these hungry caterpillars. We have already seen some monarch butterflies around our garden.

Evidence a caterpillar has been this way...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The first week back at school.

Since school is back, our teacher has been keeping us busy.

We have been studying The Treaty of Waitangi. We learnt how they signed the Treaty and why it was needed.

On Thursday, Miss Griffin took Huia 1 and 2 out for fitness. In that time, we tested our  fitness abilities.

On Friday,  the intermediate team enjoyed an afternoon of different sports with different teachers.

Part 1 of the first blog of the year by new blog team members Lauren and Shayla. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Huia 1, 2012 - Welcome back.

Tall poppies and busy bees  at work in Huia 1. 
Can you find the bee? 
As seen in the Huia 1 garden.