Chickens are cool because they eat vegetables and scraps and they turn them into eggs!
They also make manure and dig for worms.
They make the soil turn black and we can use it for the garden.
This week, Ellemor 7 were digging up the black soil from the chookhouse and using it to make new garden areas.
On the weekend we saw a big snake at the chickens house and the chickens were very lucky! This snake was looking for chickens and eggs to eat!
On Monday, two men came to school and cut the net . They were gentle and caring with the snake. It was a water python and it is not poisonous. and this man’s baby daughter loves to play with snakes like this one.
After they got the snake out, they put it in a pillowcase and took it away from the chook-house to set it free in the bush. Everyone was clapping and was really happy that those men were helping us and saving the chickens.
Walter looked at the stems of the pumpkins to find the one that was ripe and then he used secateurs to cut it off.
Rachel and I cut up the pumpkin.
We helped Wendy get the ingredients for the basil pesto.
Shanarsha was cooking the pumpkin scones and banana muffins.
She made some yummy passion fruit icing she rolled the pumpkin dough out and made little circles out of them.
The Customers enjoyed our lovely service and they really liked the scones and muffins that Shanarsha had made.
We had so many customers that I can’t remember!!
By Faith Djomula Harriet Agnes Stevens
Little kids are helping the garden to grow and Wendy is always happy because the are doing some big work. Little kids like to do the big work because they are strong and the garden is beautiful and interesting.
We always love the garden because it give us a yield and we give it a yield too. I think working in the garden is better than the classroom because there is fresh air outside and we learn more about things, different things and we see what happens to the things in nature.
We get some fruit and vegetables and so do Williams and Western kids because they are doing the best work to help Wendy and make her happy and smiley. Wendy likes to be a Garden Teacher.
The garden is good for planting pumpkin seeds, so it can bear fruit so we can cut it and cook and eat.
Also, I can go back home and I have to ask my families to grow the garden ourselves, so will get lots of vegetables.
This is Marianna and Jamalia looking at the baby pumpkin.
By Zoey Banbinawuy
In the holidays I felt happy because I was catching a nyiknyik, a mouse , and I played with it.
He was a litte funny nyiknyik I kept him outside in a box. I slill have him as a pet.
In the holidays, Elvis, the rooster, got out of his cage – he got out through the top of the roof!
My Ngathi, Grandpa, heard something outside and saw that Elvis had gotten out and was walking around the yard.
My Ngathi got a big sheet to trap Elvis so he could get back into his cage. My grandpa crept up slowly to Elvis but Elvis got away and ran to the other side of the house!
My sisters and I went to the side where Elvis was to get him a bit closer. We tried to catch Elvis by making Elvis walk side to side in the corner of the fence and finally my grandpa got Elvis!
We put him back into his big cage and he was happy to be home again.
On the weekend we went to make the spear.
Firstly, we cut spear with a knife.
Secondly, we make a big fire and put that spear on to that fire and we take off skin (the bark)
Then we used three sharp nails to catch the fish. We tied them onto the end of the spear.
Finally we went the beach to catch a fish and a crab!
By Jermaine Yumburri
by Sarah G
Emma Bell is always lovely girl and very kind and her hair colour is orange and also she is teacher for Ellemor 5.
Wendy and Clare picked flowers for her Memorial Service at Maningrida today.
We are sad for Emma’s family but we hope our flowers make them a bit happy.
We miss our teacher Rachel because she is special and good at sign language.
She has gone to Alice springs, for work, to help kids.
We hope she is working hard and she is happy.
By Eathan Minyingu and Shane Mutujangal