Thursday, September 25, 2008
It's been an incredible term - will definitely be remembered for the rain and mud! (Was absolutely wonderful to actually PLAY on the grass today!) We have welcomed new children and their families and enjoyed an incredible amount of learning together. Thanks so much to all of our supportive families and friends. A special thanks also to our families and friends far and wide who keep in constant touch through our blog. Your comments are truly valued and inspirational to the children and team at Manaia Kindergarten.
During the holidays I will work on getting our concert movie and photos on the blog so keep an eye out... Wish us luck for our presentation at "Celebrating Northland's Tamariki" conference and for our keynote presentation at ULearn08 in Christchurch. Enjoy your holidays.
The Manaia Team
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Poi had her first bike ride at Pataua Beach with Noah. How lucky to explore our amazing Whangarei Heads Beaches. Thanks Noah for taking Poi on such a great adventure. Have a listen as Noah tells us all about Poi at his house...
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
We have two bird houses at Manaia Kindergarten - we hoped by feeding the birds in their very own houses they would stay away from our kai table...
Everyday children climb the ladder to put food up for the birds in their little house. Sometimes bird seed and other days bread...
Then, we have to stand back and wait patiently for the birds to discover our offerings..
Yesterday Wendy thought she was a National Geographic Photographer as she caught this photo of a bird in flight with a piece of bread in its mouth...
This is another photo taken by Wendy - the view from the birds house! Aren't they lucky! Unfortunatley no matter how much we feed the birds they still like to flock around our kai table and pick up all of our crumbs!!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I have 10hrs in Brunei and then a 15hr flight to the UK. Hope you all have a great week. I will try and post again when I can.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
It was Madeline's last day at Manaia Kindergarten and her family wanted to buy us all something special. We talked about what we needed and thought another "take home friend" would be great. Ekko is in great demand and it's a long time to wait to have a turn... Now we have Ekko and Poi the Panda to have turns at going home to our houses. Poi the Panda spent her first weekend at Madeline's house to celebrate Madeline's 5th birthday party. How lucky! Check out the movie of all the fun Poi had. THANKS HEAPS to the Whittam family for bringing Poi along to our Kindergarten. We will take extra special care of her. Good Luck at school Madeline.