Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Life-Cycle of a Bean

From our learning about the Life-Cycle of a Bean plant, we have been able to make some predictions about what will happen next to our beans that are growing in our garden. At the moment, our beans are flowering red flowers. 

Here is a video where Willie tells us what he thinks will happen next.......
Before you watch it, look at the Life-cycle diagram above and see if you can figure out what will happen next to our beans.

 Do you think Willie is right? Come and visit our garden in front of Room 4 and look for yourself. Can you see the flowers? What colour are they? What do you think the bean pods will look like?

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Room 4 and the Beanstalk!

We don't think we'll find a GIANT at the top of our beanstalks but we are looking forward to seeing some beans start to grow very soon. We have had to put some sticks into the garden to help the beanstalk grow up instead of falling over. These beans are called CLIMBING BEANS.

Our beans have grown really big over the past few weeks.
Room 4 need to water them EVERY DAY.

Solomon NOTICED something happening on a few of our beanstalks today and wrote about what he saw.

We know that in the life cycle of a bean - the flowers need to grow first before they can grow some bean pods. We think that the bean pods will soon start to grow.
(if the wind doesn't kill our beans first!)

Monday, 7 March 2016

Fruit Hedgehog Fun!

The Blue Reading Rocket group read the book 'Hedgehog Fun' this week.

Our school has been learning about being HEALTHY by eating 5 pieces of either fruit or vegetables EVERYDAY! 
We decided to follow the instructions in this book and make our own Fruit Hedgehogs!

We needed: Skewers, 
and Marshmellows.

The children were very helpful in making their own fruit hedgehogs to share with our class and they tasted really yummy!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Our Beans are Growing!

A bean update.....

So we decided to do something to help our beans grow stronger and bigger.
We planted them in our class garden.
Read McKenzie and Willie's recount about what we did with our beans with roots.

Our Class Website is up!!!

Room 4 has a Class Website on google.sites.

We use this website in class to locate, revisit and practice all the amazing things we learn in our class. 
It includes Youtube videos that we watch during Spelling and Phonics as well as in Maths.
You are very welcome to go to our website and do some learning at home.
We have also included some links and information for parents and whanau to read about the National Standards for New Zealand. This information will help you to understand where the students in our class 'should' be and 'need' to be by the end of Year 2 and what you can be doing at home to help them meet the Standard. 

Have fun looking at our site!!!!