Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
On our first day back at Kindergarten this term, we visited the Dental Nurse. We went to check out the clinic and see what happens at the Dentist. We sat in the waiting room and then quietly went into the clinic. Anya, Olivia, Nellie and Noah all choose to sit in the dentist chair. When you visit the Dental Nurse you will get to wear a cool pair of glasses. These protect your eyes from the bright light that she shines on your teeth. The Dental Nurse uses a small mirror and as scraper to check your teeth. She said that we should brush our teeth twice a day - before we go to bed and after we have eaten our breakfast. We should use as much toothpaste as the size of a pea. When we have finished brushing our teeth we should either spit or swallow our tooth paste - but not rinse because we need all the flouride we can get in Northland (as we don't have any in our water). She also suggested that we let an adult clean our teeth once a day so they can get all the nitty gritty food out from the back and behind our teeth. We were so lucky after our visit to the Dental Nurse - she gave us all a stamp (motorbike or butterfly) and a sticker.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Jack wanted to create an aeroplane with the mobilo. So with the help of a card he found all the pieces he needed and together we found the attachments and began creating. When finished, Jack set another goal for himself - he wanted to build a helicopter! After working on these creations, Jack exclaimed "Take a video, and we can put it on the blog"
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Here are the photos as contributed by teachers, parents and children alike...
When Tracey, from Geraldine Kindergarten, brought Manaia Kindergarten their painting, we were so impressed we thought we would also have a try at putting together a painting about our area. Although work on this has begun, it is a work in progress and our ideas continue to develop. As you can see, there is huge potential, and the process will be revisited in the new term.
So - have you visited the Whangarei Heads? Are you a resident, a visitor, or would you like to come to our place. We love our place. What about you?
Friday, July 4, 2008
Today we read a story at mat time called "I will not ever never eat a Tomato" - it is about a little girl Lola who will not eat lots of vegetables and her big brother Charlie trys different ways to encourage her to try. Lola doesn't like mashed potato but when she trys out cloud fluff all the way from Mount Fuji she decides it is delicious!! At the end of the book I remembered we had vegetables left from our boil up and wondered what we could make with those... after lots of thinking and playing around with names we decided on "Mount Manaia Mash!" A team of helpers got together to peel and chop the vegetables. (We are becoming so skilled at this!) Then, after the veges were cooked another team worked on mashing them together. Finally at mat time we got to eat our Mount Manaia Mash. YUM YUM - everyone tried our mash and we had plenty of Mmmmm delicious - heard around Kindergarten. Excellent work team and well done everyone for trying out our mash. Do you remember what vegetables we used?