Today on the 9th of December 2015 the Year 5/6’s with their prep buddies went to the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.
When we first got there we started walking with our buddies to the Lake. There we did some activities about what we saw, heard, smelt and felt. We then got a booklet to fill in about all of those senses . On the next page of the booklet there was column and in those column types of birds and how many you could see, so we filled that in and moved onto the next place we were going to.
The next place we arrived at was the Herb Garden. In the same booklet that we got earlier there was a section to do the same things that we did at the lake, use all our senses ( except taste ) to see what we could smell, hear, feel and see. After we finished that part we flipped onto the next page to do another activity of what we could find and do a description of it. After my buddy and I finished doing that we just walked around the herb garden smelling all of the great smells and some of the horrible ones. We had got to have a little walk around by the time that we were called over to the teacher so that we could start walking to the next place.
The next and last place we went was the Fern Gully. That was one of my favourite places because we walked on a mini bridge through a mini jungle thing and got to look at all of the plants and wildlife around us. At one point in there the sprinkler got turned on so everyone got really wet but luckily it was hot so the water from the sprinklers cooled us off. In the fern gully we did the exact same thing that we did in the two other places. We used our senses to answer the questions of what could we see, hear, feel and smell. We then went to a nice quiet place to sit down and rest before heading off again to meet with all the other classes.
When we got to a big area of grass and trees and met the other 5/6 and Prep classes we sat down and had our lunch and talked with our buddies about the day we’ve had. As people started to finish off their lunch they were free to go and hang out with their friends.
When everybody finished their lunch all the classes got together to have a huge game of duck duck goose. When we played duck duck goose it was really good to see that not only the preps were having fun but the older buddies too.
After duck duck goose we played toilet tiggy. Toilet tiggy was fun but most of the 5/6’s were really tired from the day so they just stood around and watched their prep buddies play. Once toilet tiggy was finished we packed up our things and got going back to school, thinking about the fun day we had had.