Thursday, September 2, 2010

Melville Intermediate - First Day of Spring 2010

Right outside Room 8 at Melville Intermediate School is a beautiful Cherry Blossom Tree. Yesterday was officially the first day of Spring in New Zealand and the tree has come alive in the last few days, with some wonderful colour and life. We've been a little transfixed by the tree and Holly came up with the idea of sharing it with visitors to our blog. Isla did an amazing job as presenter and they were assisted by Ridwan from Room 8. Filmed on Wednesday 1st September 2010.


  1. Dear Holly, Isla, and Ridwan,

    What a beautiful scene for spring! The gorgeous cherry blossom tree with the lovely spring sky in the pretty. I loved the sound of the birds. I'm curious, does anyone know what kind of bird that was in the close-up?

    The Autumnal Equinox is September 22 in the northern hemisphere. I notice that Australia and New Zealand break the seasons by months. I've learned so much through blogging!

    Your friend,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  2. Hi Holly, Isla and Ridwan

    I enjoyed your report about the first day of spring and I really liked how you kept filming once the kids were back in the classrooms and it was quiet enough for the birds to return... I wonder if your overseas visitors know what kind of bird that was?

    Down in Dunedin, we are seeing blossoms and bulbs appearing as well but I have not seen a tree as full, or as beautiful as that one!

    Great sharing team!


  3. What a beautiful tree! Here in California, we're still in summer (it was 99 degrees today and 108 last week!). My class is on vacation for another week. After that, I'll be sure to have them visit and say Hello.

  4. Dear room 8 at Melville Intermediate School, we really liked your idea of sharing your Cherry Blossom Tree on your blog. Your film was very good. We couldn’t quite hear or understand what Isla was saying but because of the cherry blossom tree behind her it made it easier to understand. When we look around our school, we don’t see any blossoming at all, but at our homes there are daffodils and freesias everywhere so we know that spring is on its way.

    By Tayla and Lucy

  5. Hi room 8 we had another look around Otewa School and we found a Kowhai tree in bloom. Look on our blog, we made a film about it too.

    From Tayla, Caitlin, Lucy and Crystal