Monday, March 28, 2016

Fancy Nancy is a popular story we love to share at Kindergarten, so it seemed like a fun idea to have a "Fancy Nancy" party so we would all have the opportunity to dress up and share "fancy" food.

The girls were busy, getting ready for the big day.... jewellery to make,
                 clothes to sew,
          and food to prepare.

This all came culminated in a wonderful morning of celebration.  It was great to have family dress-up and come and join us for morning tea.

Off to Damin's house.

At Nayland Kindergarten we value the way that many whanau open up their homes for us to come enjoy and explore. These visits support children to make connections between home and kindergarten, the opportunity to practice respecting and caring for others treasures and a way to deepen the friendships that are happening at kindergarten.  Of course there is the added addition of parents having the opportunity to get to know other parents and caregivers too, which helps build a sense of community and whakawhanaungatanga.
This week Damin and his whanau invited us to their place.  Thanks so much Mikayla and Damin for the invitation.  We all had a great time exploring your whare and sharing yummy food and wonderful toys too.

"Lets bike to the park"

There had been lots of bike ridingg happening at kindergarten, so when Hadrian suggested "Let's bike to the Park", I thought what a great idea!
When the day arrived, with great excitement everyone got ready; backpacks, shoes and helmet.  Then off we set, past Broadgreen Intermediate, turning down and onto the Railway Reserve, we peddled for several blocks until we reached the Park.  After all that exercise we were hungry and thirsty, so sat together and had our morning kai.
Then it was time to explore! There was a fun dirt track that wound around the park, and up and down the hills.  Everyone did a great job of going in the same direction, and waiting at the top of the hill for their turn to go down.  There was so much energy amongst the group, the boys just kept on riding..... although some tried running it too!  

The morning flew by, and all too soon it was time to head back to kindergarten.
At kindergarten we love the opportunity to head out and explore our wider community, and supporting the children"s interests and passions.  On the bike ride back, there was talk of where  we could ride to next, with the BMX track was a popular choice... we will have to see what we can organise!

It's a nice day for a white wedding.

On of our student teachers got married at Easter Weekend and because we love any opportunity to celebrate here at Nayland Kindergarten we held a celebration morning tea for her.  The girls particularly liked being able to dress up in fancy dresses and have glitter sprinkled though their hair and they also loved the opportunity to escort Abby up the make shift aisle.  Congratulations Abby and John.  We wish you all the best for your future together .