Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tim & Jim the Sheep Shearers

Wasn't it great today to have Tim (Lily's Dad) and Jim here today shearing sheep. We learnt lots about sheep sheering. We learnt about the wool that needs to come off the sheep in summer - or the sheep end up having to carry lots of heavy hot wool on them. We heard that sometimes the sheep get small cuts while being sheared - just like Dad sometimes does when he is shaving!! And its all ok, because the sheeps skin is just like ours and will heal. We found out that if the sheep have ticks - the shearing them will help to get rid of the ticks as the ticks have no place to hide. It was great to see the whole sheep shearing process today AT KINDERGARTEN. Thanks heaps to Tim and Jim for sharing their sheep shearing skills with us today.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sam and Emily recording at Manaia Kindergarten

Wow - its been amazing having Sam and Emily working at Manaia Kindergarten on Tuesdays. Every tuesday, they bring new music to our environment. Emily and Sam are two experienced musicians who are well known in our community. Their expertise in music, our environment, working with children is bringing a richness to our music programme. They have written a song that encapsulates the lives of the children of Manaia Kindergarten - At the Beach. The children have also taught them our Mt Manaia song. Alongside an enjoyment of music, Sam and Emily have begun the process of recording children's voices. Today we played with their recording equipment. It was scary at first but alongside Emily children slowly began to sing. Even Beverly joined in and we enjoyed hearing our songs played back to us after singing. It was great to see Sol and Zeke owning and sharing their knowledge of songs they know, and enjoying the recording process of tu tira mai nga iwi.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ruben's Story about dinosaurs

The Embery - "you can put anything on iPad or phone or ipod or computer or iPhone or anything" - Ruben