Monday, May 7, 2012
There was huge excitement last Wednesday when the grandfather of one of our Kindergarten children brought in a true to scale model of a striped marlin. For many of us it was one of those real "wow" moments as he carried it in and set it up on the especially made trestles. It was huge! The children listened attentively as he shared lots of interesting information about the marlin (e.g. the significance of the colours, what they eat, what they use their sword for, the importance of the different fins, the tail etc) and then invited questions from the children. They also had the opportunity to go up and look more closely at the fish and to touch it. Before they went off for lunch our guest asked the children if they would like him to bring in another fish for them to see. "Yes," they replied. "What sort of fish would you like to see?" he asked. "A shark!" was the unanimous reply. "One with really big sharp teeth?" he asked. "Yes!" they all called out excitedly. So that is the plan and I can't wait to see the children's reactions when that big mako shark comes in for a visit!
We had been talking about making healthy choices for our lunch boxes with the children throughout the week, (just as we always do) but the highlight was bringing their empty lunch box on Friday, with the anticipation of choosing food that families had kindly donated. We had gone on an excursion to the local supermarket as well to buy a few extra supplies and to find other foods of interest.
We had a fabulous morning with children and families exploring our options.
Thanks to our amazing children, families and whanau for making this happen.
Posted by Lynne Paul at 3:52 AM