Wednesday, March 29, 2017

We are entomologists!

An entomologist is a bug scientist. We are going to be entomologists in Rata as we get stuck into our new Inquiry unit about minibeasts!

We got together in Buzz Groups to brainstorm things that we can do to keep ourselves safe and care for bugs and our environment during our Inquiry unit. We talked about three important values: kaitiakitanga (guardianship), manaakitanga (kindness), and mauri (respect for all living things).
Our ideas form our tikanga matatike (code of conduct).

We went for a walk around the school to see if we could spot some bugs. We know to look but not touch any bugs we see - we don't want to hurt them!

Looking for caterpillars in the butterfly garden outside Totara Tahi 
Can you find the caterpillar and the bee in this photo?

Looking in the grass for bugs 
There is a green vegetable bug in this picture. Can you see it? It'a a bit hard to spot on the green leaves.
We spotted a vine hopper on a leaf, then we looked a little closer... 
More vine hoppers! How many can you count? 
Another full branch!

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