On Friday, all the boys were working at the markets. Kevin B, Xavier, Shane, Kevin L, Harry (me), Hamish and Mark were working together.
We were selling pumpkin muffins made by Williams 4 and bliss balls made by my class (Williams 1). Wendy made jam and chilli sauce and orange-mango and mango-chilli rollups. Wendy’s chickens been lay some eggs and we sell them at the markets. We were selling pumpkin, watermelon and mulberry plants too.
Lots of teachers came and they were buying from the Garden Gang. The teachers were happy and they were proud of us.
We were feeling happy and excited when we see the customers. We felt like big kids. Wendy was helping us a little bit but we did the selling by ourselves. It was fun and we liked being the Garden Gang.
The Garden Gang is back! We have been a bit quiet for a couple of years because our school garden hasn’t been running. We will tell you more about that a bit later….
But now, I want to tell you about what we did on Friday at the Church; we brought the markets back!
Kids from across the school came together to help with the market. I wasn’t here when it used to happen but it was amazing to see the markets happening and everyone was excited and a bit nervous. I had butterflies in my tummy, but it was extraordinary to be a part of the markets.
We made pumpkin muffins and pumpkin dip in the classroom. Little kids made recycled paper and then big kids made them into cards that you can send. Then the person that you send them to can plant them in the ground and grow beautiful zinnia flowers.
Gapany was our first customer and then we had lots of other people that wanted to buy our amazing stuff. The kids were doing all of the selling and Wendy was helping us. She donated lots of homemade jams, chutneys and chilli sauces from her Fresh Batch range.
We had lots of fun and we will use the money that we made to make more stuff for bigger markets. Also, we will use it to support the Garden Gang and grow a beautiful new garden at the front of the school. Stay tuned for more news!
By Dorothy Hewett
(in Williams 4)
This is me Faith. My birthday is in 2 weeks I will be turning 12. I can’t wait. Almost a teenager. I had a merry christmas today will all my family. I love my christmas. Its was a real good day to spend with family.
This is my auntie. She dressed up and she came over. All my cousin for gapuwiyak came here to celebrate Christmas. It was a big blast everyone had fun and there was lots of food.
There was more people than that they all just left. What a merry christmas I had today. My Christmas presents were a recharge of 30dollars and a water gun. And I had good fun with it.
My family and I had a big Christmas bash. I helped out make the food. Almost everyone dressed up for christmas. I lovw this Christmas. The weather was perfect. The wind was cool and nice. We did alot of cooking.
By Faith Stevens
At the graduation dinner, the tables and all the decorations made by Ellemor kids and the FaFT ladies and Edi were so beautiful. Carol helped her kids to make beautiful flowers and also to put real flowers that they got from the garden on the tables. Ses and his class made a really flash banner with all of the Graduating kid’s photos on it. Caitlin’s class made a banner too and they made some more table cloths and helped to stick them on. It was so nice that all the classes and the FaFT mummies were helping us to get the Graduation ready.
At nightime, I was serving the people some food and some treats. They felt excited about the food and I felt proud to be doing that job. Some grade 5s from the other Ellemor classes were helping too and they were really good at that job.
Nic was helping too, he was working at the door and checking to see if the people had an invitation.
Then we started the speeches then we started giving the awards. All the kids from Ellemor 8 made speeches and they were really brave! Their families loved to see them speak like that.
After the awards, they went home and we helped Wendy to clean up. Lots of other teachers like Tony, Caitlin, Carol and Noella were staying behind and helping too. Everyone was so happy to work in a team.
It was an amazing night!
By Rico M