Posted by Ruth Bode / 10:10 PM /
Today is the first day of Spring and it was a perfect day to work and play outside. Teachers took the opportunity with their students to spend time in our gorgeous gardens.
One group of students looked at our proposed new chook area, measuring and researching possible designs.
Another group enjoyed their literacy session in and around our Mandala Veggie Garden and our Gazebo area.
I took my Sustainable Futures classes outside today. We celebrated Wattle Day by learning about the Wattle, our national floral emblem. We then went on a search to see how many wattle or acacia trees we have in out gardens. We have over ten, many of these being different types of wattles. We took small cuttings of three different kinds to stick into our journals. Lots of discussion with each other followed, talking about differences, similarities etc.
Most of the school headed outside to eat their lunch together in our central courtyard Discovery garden area. It is so wonderful to see the Level 1 students sitting with the Level 4s and enjoying one another's company.
After lunch Level 3/4 students continued to maintain and prepare our veggie patch for some Spring planting.