Monday, July 27, 2009

Term 3 begins

We really enjoyed our trip to Wellington to present our research to the conference of the Wellington Kindergarten Association. We also took the opportunity to visit Anne Meade at her new centre. The trip to Johnsonville on the train was very pleasant. As Aucklanders we always appreciate the ease of travel by train in Wellington and this trip up high and through the tunnels was great. It must be a fun school holiday outing to take this train with children.
Once back in Auckland we had a few days holiday then returned to kindergarten to set up over two days and ended up doing some painting and making new curtains to tidy up some areas and make them beautiful for the new term.
Our guinea pigs have returned looking no different ( or fatter) than when they went on holiday so we are still not sure whether we will be having baby guinea pigs soon as we had planned!! Still a couple of weeks of the breeding time to go so here's hoping!

We have had lots of new children start and this has kept us busy. We have been happily hammering together our new planter boxes - part of Matariki celebrations to think about planting and we will grow spinach, silver beet etc to feed our guinea pigs.

All sorts of creative ideas have been worked on this week - cars, the potters wheel, hot melt glue, and puppets. We enjoy seeing children arrive at kindergarten with their ideas already organised about what they will do during the day.

We were looking forward to going to the farm this Friday to celebrate another birthday with Cameron but last Friday our beloved Cameron the Clydesdale passed away. We are off on Friday to celebrate his life and all the pleasure he gave our kindergarten children on our visits to Ambury farm.It will be our day to farewell Cameron.

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