Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Botanic Gardens By Franklin

Botanic Gardens Trip
Yesterday, on a hot sunny day our class went to the Botanic Gardens. When we got there we met Debbie. She told us to put our bags on the deck then we had morning tea. After morning tea we got split up into groups A and B. I was in group A, we all went with Debbie into a classroom. When we came in we sat down on the mat in a circle. Next she split us up in groups of 4. She handed us a muddled up plant life cycle and we had to put it in the right order. Every group except for one got it right. Afterwards we got given a tray of flowers and magnifying lens. Debbie let us look at the flowers closely. She taught us that some flowers can have lots of little ones inside, they are called composite flowers. Then Sammy, Jeffrey, Blake and Georgia dressed up as flowers. The rest of us put bees and butterfly finger puppets on our fingers. We went to one of the flowers and took off a piece of pollen and put it on another flower (or a student dressed up). Then we had lunch. After lunch we planted Calendula seeds. Then we walked around the gardens and completed the worksheet all ready for us on the clipboard. We went to a little herb garden where we got most of the answers for the questions.  Then I saw a plant that looked interesting so I called the other children Isabelle, Sanne and Phoebe. They brushed against the leaves softly, it gave them a sharp pain. Next to it was a plant that had a sign above, ’’If you get the pain rub this plant on your hands. ’’It looked good to use but you had to wait a while before the pain went away. After a while Mrs Smaill decided for us to have a rest and a drink of water at the Potters Children’s Garden. The water sink was crowded with children pushing, shoving and drinking. Then we went to the pond where we saw three green clay frogs. We played there for quite a while. Then we went back to the bus. We hopped up on the bus and we drove off back to school. My favourite part of the trip was looking at the flowers through the magnifying lens. I felt glad after we finished our trip.                                                   By Franklin

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