Friday, April 30, 2010

Learning Waiata

Dee and Rochelle attended a waiata workshop over the holidays and are teaching us new songs at Kindergarten. This one is cool - the batman song!! Dee and Rochelle demonstrated the song and a few of us stood up to give it a go. We sung it three times and eventually we were all joined in - what a cool song. If you want to teach your family this song the lyrics (words of the song) are listed below.

Kori kori to tinana
whati whati to hope
Batman, Batman

Kori kori to tinana
Whati whati to hope
Batman Batman

Peke Peke Matou
Peke Peke Maui
Huri Huri to tinana e

Hikoi whakamua
Hikoi whakamuri
Waewae takahia e

Kei runga
Kei raro


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wonkey Donkey

Hi there,
I know you love this story - thought you may like to watch Craig Smith singing it:-)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wacky Wednesday.

Flynn's suggestion of a Funny Friday or Wacky Wednesday at Manaia Kindergarten again was a brilliant idea for the end of term. What fun we had. Children came up with suggestions on Tuesday and by Wednesday our whole Kindergarten world was WACKY. See if you can find 10 things wacky at Wednesday at Manaia Kindergarten.

Dr Suess's book Wacky Wednesday is a favourite at Manaia Kindergarten. If you haven't already read it, check it out at Fishpond.

Thanks to KSOnline (an Aussie Kindergarten blog) for their comment which led us to their blog and

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jonathan and Beverly go fishing

What an awesome experience. Jonathan and his family invited me to go fishing with them. It was the Whangarei Heads Primary School Funky Fishing fundraiser. I met Jonathan's family at Pataua Bridge early in the morning and off we went - through the estury and out to the deep blue sea. What a fantastic day it was. The water was a bit choppy but the sun shone and shone. And the fish took the bait.

Jonathan tells the story in his own words. Watch and then using the comments section, share your Funky fishing Competition stories.