Monday, September 24, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
|Adrian Smith is our community artist this term. He is coming to work with the children in the area of dance.|
|These two photos are of the children dancing "Circus Horses' from New Wave Folk Dancing.|
The children are divided into 3 groups who move according to the 3 sections of music -
galloping, cantering and trotting.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tanya is the first of the community artists to be visiting our centre as part of the MAPS Research project from Auckland University and NZ Tertiary College.
This video was made on her first visit to our centre
Click on this link to view it
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Jim Wheeler was one of the sculptors whose work was on display at the Botanic Garden.
Object of devotion
We invited him to come to Kindy to talk to us about his work and Olivia welcomed him wearing our Korowai
He brought lots of his work to show us and we had LOTS of questions for him.
All his works reflect his love for the
flora and fauna New
We learnt so much about the process of making his sculptures. It was much different than we expected. He starts by making a small model then progresses to a bigger one then a bigger one – we thought he would just make the one big one!
He showed us on his computer how he had made his work in the Botanic Garden
We loved the wooden bird that he made
Samuel farewelled Jim and gave him a present
Monday, March 5, 2012
|The Daisy Blanket at the Sculpture trail at the Botanic Garden was a favourite with all the children|
|So we worked out how to make our own using plastic bags brought into Kindy by our families|
|It took a lot of concentration to make a daisy but ...it was possible!|
|When we had enough we tied them all together and took them outside|
|We tried them in different places around the Kindy|
|Then after a while our Daisy Chain was left for other interesting things to pursue at Kindy!|
Sunday, March 4, 2012
|On 10th Feb 2012 we set off on a bus to see the sculpture trail at the Botanic garden.|
The sculpture trail is a biennial event at the gardens and is only open over the summer.
|We went into the visitors centre and saw the mini sculptures before heading off to have morning tea|
|It's amazing how hungry one gets after a bus ride!|
then off we went to look at all sculptures.
|Barnacles in the water!|
|We all loved the bird sculptures by Bing Dawe|
|Jeff Thomson's work - renamed 'Marshmellows' by our children!|
|The bird watcher|
|The tropical forest in the Children's Garden (designed by Jill Rice)|
had very welcome 'rain'.
|Peter Lange's brick dinghy is a permanent exhibit at the gardens but it was a definite favourite!|
|'The Bivvy' caught the imagination of many children - it almost turned into a competition -|
how many children can you fit into a bivvy?
|100 spades went into this spikey flower!|
|It was a really hot day and by lunch time we were all exhausted!|