This week the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
(SAKGP) had a very important guest! Author and photographer Steve Parish
came and spoke to 3/4M about his love and connection with nature, storytelling
and the photos he takes that share his dream with the world. It was so
inspiring to be in the company of this Australian legend.
Steve was equally inspired by JPSS Project Pollination that
will take place in week 7 with classes 4F, 4S and 3/4 M. Dr Toby Smith will be
guiding us through the scientific rigour of data collection and 'in the field'
study, during the National Wild Pollination Count.
Steve taught us about macro photography (taking pictures of
small subjects eg. Bees, flowers) and how to tell a story using photos. We got
to test out our newly acquired canon cameras and binoculars in our inspiring
yummy garden, which is jam packed with natural subjects and interest.
Steve was so excited by our project, that he has offered to
work with 3/4M make our own e-book so stay tuned!
Steve has also offered to provide $100 worth of his
fantastic books for the best Poem written about bees. Please place all poems in the box at the
office by Friday 27th November
Steve encouraged all the kids to write about what they see and feel as well as
take the photographs. 3/4 M have taken lots of photos in the Yummy Garden
and will be preparing words to add to their story. Take a look at the
SAKGP section of the newsletter for more information and some of the photos!
I'd like to personally thank Donna N for her cross
pollination (pun!) genius and inviting Steve to visit JPSS and the fabulous
Danielle H for her work on the canon grant that got the cameras and binoculars
for our students.
The next count is on 15-22 November.
Soraya del Castillo