Thursday, March 23, 2017

Harvest Festival

We have been celebrating the change of seasons with our school Harvest Festival.
Today Fallan and Devonte harvested their own gardens at home and brought some feijoa's and vegetables to share with us for morning tea. We washed and cut the vegetables and enjoyed trying some new foods.  We loved the apple cucumbers and feijoas. 



Our favourite class song is the Kiwikids song 'The Two Legged Mice'. In the song it sings about rhubarb scones.  Mrs McK had some rhubarb in her garden that she harvested and brought to school. We looked closely at the curly leaves and long stalk and drew in our sketching books. 
We also found some little slugs, flicker bugs, spiders and aphids too!
 Sketching on PhotoPeach

Next we washed and took turns cutting up the rhubarb to make rhubarb muffins.
Making Rhubarb Muffins on PhotoPeach

Try our delicious recipe.
    1 1/4 cup Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    1/2 cup oil
    1 egg
    2 tsp vanilla essence
    1 cup milk
    2 cup (or more) rhubarb
    2 1/2 cup flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    pinch of salt

    2 tsp cinnamon
    1 tbsp butter (melted)
    1/3 cup 
    Chelsea Demerara Sugar
      Preheat your oven to 200°C. Grease your muffin tin with either a bit of butter or non stick spray - you can use either a 6 muffin tray or 12 (whether you like big or medium size!)

      Combine Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar, egg, oil, vanilla essence and milk into a mixing bowl. Mix well. chop rhubarb into 2-3cm long chunks and add them into the bowl.

      In a seperate bowl sift dry ingredients together then blend in the rhubarb mixture into the dry ingredients. Try not to over stir it. Fill the muffin tin up to 3/4 of the way.

      In a seperate bowl combine cinnamon, melted butter and Chelsea Demerara Sugar for the topping, then spoon on top of each of the muffins evenly. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Enviro School Green-Gold Award

Thanks to all our enviro agents, staff and students, 
last year we won a Green-Gold award from Enviro Schools for all the work we do. 
On Friday we were presented with our new award in assembly. 
 They also gave us some plants and a tree as a gift. Wahoo!