Saturday, November 14, 2009

A drumming we will go!









We were lucky to visit the media suite at Broadgreen Intermediate


with 20 children, to check out the drum set. We all had a turn on the drums and drumming has now become a craze at kindergarten, along with song and dance.
There has been a huge amount of interest in music, dance and shows, and I have a sneaky suspicion it has something to do with the parents/teachers musical show soon  to be performed by Nayland Primary, called Mile High Mania.  (WOW! what a show, I loved every minute of it)
Drumming is for everyone, and anything goes, if it makes a noise you can drum it, even concrete, monkey bars, the tunnel, the wooden structures and plastic containers out of the sandpit.
We are watching to see what might happen next, as the singers, dancers and drummer seem to be doing gigs together now.



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We really love the feedback we are getting in our profile books and communication books,  it tell us what is happening for children and families and also what is important to families. 
We all have different ways of communicating- if you want to email feedback, then send it to -naylandkindy@ts.co.nz, or make a comment on the blog, or of course tell us face to face, or write in the profile book or communication book.  Which ever way you feel most comfortable as we know that families are really busy too, is fine by us.
We are looking forward to some of your comments about the many many happenings on the blog.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Dinosaurs and Volcanoes

9th November 2009

Talking about the dinosaur age in our last entry, we had dinosaurs and volcanoes all happening at Kindergarten a couple of weeks ago. The children helped me to set up a dinosaur land in the water trough to which we even added a volcano! This provoked much interest and excitement from the children, so much so that this play continued over three days, each day more features being added to the dinosaur land. On the last day it turned into quite a science experiment when I brought out lemons, limes and oranges, using
these as a substitute for the vinegar when making the volcano. The children helped to squeeze the fruit and then it was wait and see as the juice was poured into the baking soda mix, each fruit poured in separately so we could notice any changes. I wonder what did happen?! You could find out yourselves by trying this at home.