Friday, February 27, 2009

Making Scones at Kindergarten

We made scones on Tuesday and Thursday this week at Kindergarten. Children have a definte understanding of the process and are going to become very proficient over the next few weeks. Children were given the opportunity to tell us their story about making scones and we wrote down their words. Check out your child's portfolio to hear their story of the scone making process. We were most impressed with their memory and their language! Check out the movie below to see the children in action scone making.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ari's moving house!

Thanks for helping me make my first movie Ari, it was great fun. Thanks, Dee

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Gingerbread Man!

Please click on the story below to enlarge and read. Click the Back Arrow to come back to Manaia Kindergarten Blog
You can also print this story for your children.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Jedi in Training - Star Wars

Our resident Jedi was very excited about creating a movie. When Cam heard that movies could be made at Kindergarten he knew just what he wanted to do - make a Star Wars Movie. At first any photos would do, however it was suggested that Cam take photos of his Star Wars characters at home and come back to make a movie. Cam was excited. You will see from the beginning quote that Can KNOWS his Star Wars. With computer troubles at Kindergarten it has taken a while to get this up onto the blog - but here we go. Star Wars - Produced by Cam

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Old and the New

It has been a busy start to the new year. Our new playground is complete and has been well explored. Eight new children have settled in. Older children have eventually returned for the new term. It is all about the old and the new - older children, new playground - new children, older and still exciting resources. Older children teaching new children. New Children contributing to groups, evolving older friendships into new groups. We are all adapting, exploring, negogiating, discovering, bonding, learning, contributing and building a strong kindergarten community. Tania is away relieving at Riverside Kindergarten, and Wendy has found her niche again at Manaia while Tania is away. Its all new, and its all old, and its exciting. Check out our busy first 10 days of 2009!