Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
If you want an Italian desert - check out the Tuscan Dessert Lasanga
Saturday, August 16, 2008
WOW Look at our faces! Today we were lucky enough to have two Face Painter Extroadanaire's at Manaia Kindergarten! Bella and Lisa (Ruben and Lucy's Mums) came to share their amazing skills with us. They were busy for the whole morning creating butterflies, tigers, puppy dogs, sunsets, fairies and flower designs. It was a great exercise in using our turn taking skills and patience. What fantastic faces we ended our day with. I wonder if all of the parents knew which child to take home with them! Thanks so much to Bella and Lisa for spending the morning with us! We appreciate your huge effort.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
This is for you - Cindy (see Cindy's comment on a previous Manaia Kindergarten post).
It was a COLD morning at Manaia Kindergarten on Monday. The ground was white. The tops of the boxes were white. The sandpit crunched under our feet. We found a thermometer and over the morning the temperature went down to C2 Degrees . We were able to make shapes in the 'snow' - like 'snow' angels, and 'snow'men. We even threw 'snow' balls.
BUT - by noon - Wow!! Have a look at the movie for our fantastic fun in the cold.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Last week at Kindergarten Madeline had comments on the blog from her cousins in England. Adam asked Madeline to draw her a picture at Kindergarten. Madeline set herself a goal to do this and worked hard at Kindergarten on drawing a picture and making an envelope to send to Adam and then also a letter for Grandma and Grandad. I talked to Angela (Madeline's Mum) and asked if she could take photos of Madeline posting her letters to Adam and Grandma and Granddad. Angela took the digital camera home and has put together a movie using PhotoStory 3 for our Kindergarten blog. Thanks Angela - we really appreciate you!
Friday, August 8, 2008
It didn't take long - by the end of session, Chloe came back to me and said "Look - I can do all the monkey bars now!". Wow Chloe - you worked hard all day practicing the monkey bars and NOW look at you...
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Today Jonathan Conquered the Net Bridge. Jonathan you were very couragous. First we walked up the plank onto the small box. You were happy to stand there for a while and you were not too sure about going any higher. So we just sat on the higher box until you were ready to pull yourself up. We looked at the things we could see from the high box as you stood there holding my hand. We could see the tops of children's heads, we were higher than the monkey bars, and we could see the top of our new bridge. I said to you that maybe we could try the bridge the next day, but after standing up there for a while, you decided you were ready to try it today. I stood in front of you and held your hands and slowly we made our way across. You were very pleased with yourself when you reached the other end. Later on in the day you were ready to give the bridge another go with Tania. We brought out the video camera for you to share your experience with your Mum and Dad and friends at school. Wow Jonathan - you went across the bridge twice with Tania and the second time you went across all by yourself. You were so happy you jumped off the boxes one by one and then ran and jumped confidently into the sandpit. What great climbing Johnathan!