On Wednesday 2 December a group of us from Kindy went by bus to the Sculpture Exhibition at the Botanic Gardens in Manurewa.
The first thing the children saw when we walked into the building was an exhibition of small sculptures. They loved them.
But when they went through the glass doors to the outdoors and saw some of the sculptures that they had seen in our book at Kindy, their excitement grew.
We were amazed at how interested they were in the sculptures, talking about them, feeling them, walking around them.
But morning tea was the first item on the agenda!!
...and watching the baby ducklings was a close second!
We didn't manage to see the whole of the gardens or all the sculpture exhibits. We all saw different parts of the show and gardens but all thoroughly enjoyed it and plan to take another group next year.
The time came to go home in our bus all too soon! Although it was a rainy day no one seemed to notice!
Millie, Jack, Christy, Eva and Emily G made Jacks for the beanstalks growing in our garden! They drew them, cut them out (with a bit of help if needed) and watched as they came out of the laminating machine ready for the garden.
Some of the 'Jacks' didn't want to go in our garden and went home with their creators at the end of the morning. BUT luckily we had four left to go on our plants!
'My Jack is going on this bean,' said Eva.
Here they all are climbing up the beanstalk to get to the Giant's Castle! We will have to make one of those next week!
Maddie brought in a possum to visit the strawberries in our garden. Just as well it was only a puppet!
The Pteradactyl flew into a storm with thunder and lightning.
Then the sun came out.
Then a fierce tyranasaurus came along with his fierce eye.
He smelt the pteradactyl with his nostril and ATE him!
The fierce dinosaur then sat down and watched TV
Here's the author, Jack, holding his book that he assembled himself. The illustration on the front depicts a dinosaur with a crack in its head as indicated by the arrow. It's a real dinosaur not a skeleton.