A great start to Garden Club this term & there is lots to be done to keep our garden looking good but also to take advantage of the best seasonal growing season Spring & Summer.
Classes are divided up into groups of 10 and given a group name MUSHROOMS, MANGOES, MINT, CARROTS, BEANS, STRAWBERRIES,
This week the chessboard lawn was aerated and received a good dose of water saving pellets, the frog bog was cleaned out & yes we have a FROG! and lots of little egg nests were found. Students went on Nature Hunts to get up close and personal with their garden and to learn as they foraged for items to stick on their bracelets. Garden beds were weeded, seeds were saved, seeds were planted and worm wee was fed to the garden beds. String lines were created to cut a level hedge out the front of the school. Peas were eaten off the vin, carrots were dug up, which is always fun - sometimes eaten sometimes not.
Green diaries are still on back order and we hoping they will arrive this week so that the kids can keep records of their findings, growings and planting.
Kids love Apple Slinkie's because rumour has it apples taste better when they've been put through the Apple Peeler Corer Slicer!
Following on from Wellness Wednesday’s and the popularity of the slinky machines in every classroom, Green Thumbs have secured additional heavy duty slinky machines at a great price of $26, as opposed to the RRP $34.95 plus free delivery & 12 month limited warranty against manufacturer's defects and spare parts available. Keep an eye for order forms coming home this week!
If your family would like to purchase a slinky machine, forms will be coming home with school students this week or you can ask for one at the office. Orders can not be accepted after 21st August as the wholesale discount is available to us only once.
"Tuesday is the best day of the week because it's Garden Club Day" Tegan Platt
Gardening Club’s first week of term 3 was spent getting to know the garden with our 5 senses. Juniors touched, smelt and willingly tasted different herbs, listened to the birds, chooks and rustling leaves. They looked at all the different colours and textures in and around the garden & had fun trying to guess the vegetables and label them & were excited to see how much their cauliflower seedlings had grown since last term.
Middle & Senior students registered for National Tree Day and planted the remaining native Westringa, Kangaroo paws and lots of different native grasses. They had lots of fun doing a little bit of weed maintenance first before planting new plants.
All students will receive their Green Thumbs Garden Diary this week or next so parents can follow along with their child's outdoor experiences. We are hoping they will make a good effort to record the things they find important and by this they will show us what they find interesting and we can work on our club as a whole team. Gardening Club is more than just going outside and being amongst nature, it is about joining a team, creating something together, watching things grow together, taking pride and ownership of our school garden whilst learning along the way. We would love for Parents to come along and join in with their child.
Amy & Jade
Bonbeach PS Green Thumbs
Students come into the garden every Friday mid lunchtime to get familiar with our gardens. This week the students gave our scarecrow a much needed new outfit, planted broccoli seeds & bok choi seeds. They learnt about the importance of bees in our garden and planted lots of new flower seeds and seedlings.
Middle School Enviro Team found nothing had been growing in one of the vegi beds and decided it needed to be dug out and turned over with sugar cane mulch & fresh compost from the worm farm and will now wait for it to settle, then they will plant 2 pineapple tops to grow pineapple trees.
A visual diary of the garden at Bonbeach Primary School built by Growing Green Thumbs & many many little hands
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