Saturday, November 26, 2011

We're on our way to mosaic the steps by the curvy slide

Designing on site!

The children voted for Pita's design of a zebra.

We haven't started gluing it down in situ as this last week has been horrible weather! week!

Our 10th Birthday!

We had a great week celebrating 10 years at St AndrewsEpsom ECC
We went to the zoo

and what a great birthday cake we had - it was ENORMOUS!

We ate it at our birthday party!

The Epsom Librarians came and read us stories

and Mr B. Loon blew LOADS of balloons up for us!

The puppet lady entertained us with her puppets

and we finished off the week with our fantastic bird exhibition. Scroll down further, past Dylan to view the bird paintings!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Visual Arts Inspirations: People, Places, Things

This high quality DVD was filmed by Auckland University.
Featuring 5 Auckland early childhood centres, including St AndrewsEpsom ECC, it is a must for all teachers!
Available from Kohia Teachers Centre Auckland University Epsom Campus.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Welcome to our world Dylan Bernard Coogan



Huge congratulations to Toyah and Bernard!
from all of us at St AndrewsEpsom ECC

Monday, October 10, 2011

Stunning Birds!

These birds paintings are the result of experimenting with painting onto  projected images of  (mostly)  native birds of New Zealand. The accompanying stories are either "All I know about birds' or Narratives using 'Once upon a time' as a starter. The study of birds included visits to  the lake at Western Springs and to our Auckland Museum as well as reading lots of books about NZ birds and generally talking lots about birds too. We tried photographing them but the birds around the Kindy weren't very cooperative!