Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Being the Kaitiaki of the environment just like Rongo and Tane

Children at Nayland Kindergarten are always active in the design of their environment and also the constructing and the care of it.
This includes the gardens, construction of the mud pit and things such as the carpentry house and bike track.
At Nayland kaiako believe in an evolving environment that responds to children's planning and teachers planning to extend learning for all.
Here are a few examples of this work over the past term.

Preparing our gardens for summer garden.

 

 

Children went on a hikoi to choose what plants we needed for our garden and then planted them out.

Harvesting our crops.

The broad beans are ready for picking and tasting of course!






The mud pit needs more mud!
The truck came and delivered four scoops of sand and soil over two days and children worked hard to transport it from the driveway into the pit. 






 

We are all ready for playing again!




“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.”
-David Sobel, Beyond Ecophobia