Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Climbing Mt Parihaka

After Liam's great climb of Mt Manaia last week we organised an adventure to walk up Mt Parihaka together on Sunday afternoon. We emailed other families to invite them and put up notices at Kindergarten. On Sunday we met at Mt Parihaka and begun our walk together. Cory even brought Nutkin along. Cory, Aimee, Liam and Niall showed amazing fitness and attitude as they walked all of the way to the top! I was most impressed with the Kindergarten children. Even my children enjoyed their walk with the children. Jordan hid under one of the bridges and pretended to be a Troll "Who's that walking over my bridge?" he called out as Liam and Cory walked over.... A great afternoon. Thanks to those families who joined us.


Cindy said...

Hello Friends,
Wow, this looks like a fantastic trip! You are so fortunate to have such wonders of nature around you.
Where we live is pretty FLAT! Lots of farm land turned into neighborhoods. We would LOVE to be able to climb a local mountain. Thanks so much for letting us see the beauty of the land around you! The veiw from the top is breathtaking!

Mrs. Stringham said...

Dear Friends in New Zealand:
We are friends of Mrs. Blakely at Spring Trail School in Carol Stream. We are a 1-2 multiage classroom in Bartlett IL. Mrs. Blakely told us about your classroom. We are studying the continents and we began with Australia and New Zealand. We looked at the pictures of Mt. Parihaka on your blog. Wow! It's so different from here.

We wondered if you could be an email penpal of ours or if you have a 1st/2nd grade multiage (6-8 year olds) that might want to talk to us? We would love to learn more about your country!

We have a blog to: multiageclassroom.blogspot.com
Take a look at ours! We already said we need to do more. Maybe we could take pictures of our school and what it's like here for you to see!

We hope to hear from you!

Mrs. Stringham's 1st and 2nd grade community of learners.