Monday, April 14, 2014

An autumn learning begins

Its been a long dry summer. We have been worried about our home water tanks as the kindergarten water tanks for the sandpit and vegetable garden dry up. Today it rained!!! Oh how we enjoyed the feeling of water on our faces, the squelch of dirt turning to mud, and the slip sliding of our mud slide in the rain.


Thursday, April 10, 2014


video> Ako in te reo Maori means both to teach and learn. At the computer we often see both simultaneously as children with knowledge share it with their peers and often adults, too.
> Here Cara guides Jasper in using the Kidpix programme while Eva and Oscar watch and offer their advice.
> Tino pai tamariki ma! Cara, you're a wonderfully encouraging teacher.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Our first ripe and ready.....


Watermelon harvesting
• 1st was white
• 2nd was eaten by.... Watermelon monster, woodpecker, possum, pirates......
• 3rd - looks delicious

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Oliver's Book

Oliver has made a book called The Crazy Apple. He is looking forward to showing it to his Mummy and Daddy. "This is a book for you"  from Oliver.

Oliver worked for a long time on his book. He practiced many of his writing skills by adding his name as the author of the book, and writing the title of his book. Then he decided to draw a picture of his Mum and Dad at the back of his book. 

What great concentration and determination you showed in the long process of creating your book Oliver.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kafka explores painting and writing

videoMum and Dad - I want to see this on your iPad.

Kafka enjoyed exploring the paints and was confident to write his name on his artwork. Most importantly he would like to share this with you - Mum and Dad

Paige begins to write her name

Today Paige explored the shapes of the letters in her name. Nana this is for you - so that you can see this on your iPad.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Oliver's picture and story

"There are 29 monsters. They are looking at the water - cause they are drinking the water - they are drinking it all up. They like the water but if they fall into the water they loose their hair. They have their hair inside - inside their house. They have the round house. The big house is my house. The monsters house is under the ground. My house has a gate and the doors have eyes.... They see the monsters riding in the dump trucks.

My name is looking at my picture - it has eyes."