Friday, August 30, 2013

An interest in whales has developed as a result of some going to the Te Moana exhibition at the Auckland Museum

Lisa, our Student teacher taught us the song Tohora Nui

The whale is big
The whale is long
The whale is very very fat
The whale is spouting
It's tail is swishing
The whale is swimming in the sea

Tohora nui
Tohora roa
Tohora tino momona
Tohora piupiua
Tohora whiuwhiua
Tohora kau ana te moana e

and because we have been enjoying our baking, we've made whale shortbread cookies!

They were DELICIOUS!!! Thanks Lisa!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Yay! It's kindy time again! Term 3 is underway.

What a dilemma we had when one of our balls got stuck up a tree this week. Trying to get it down took the best part of half an hour while all sorts of implements and strategies were experimented with. We were very impressed with the persistence and perseverance that went into solving this problem. Finally Taye got it down using the other end of the rake! - After 2 more balls had got stuck up there in the process!!!

Dancing is still very popular even without our good friend Adrian ( our community artist-dancer) however his legacy remains with the most requested dance music being 'Party Rockers'!!!

When Christina went to Australia these holidays she spotted this really interesting book and Imogen was inspired to recreate some of the images!

A blast from the past - listening to  a storytime story on a TAPE! It's much better if you listen lying down!!