Friday, March 24, 2017

Blue Whio Duck and Stoat visit...


Yesterday we had a visit from the Department of Conservation education officer Khrysha, she brought in a Blue Whio and a Stoat and told us about how the Stoat which is a pest they are trying to trap, kills the Blue Whio Duck out in the wild. 


We were fascinated with its sharp teeth and then she read us the story of Whetu the Blue Whio who escaped a Stoat and got lost, then found a mate in the river.  Later on in the year we may visit the Troat Hatchery and see the Blue Whio living there.  The children are learning about the significance of our native wildlife and how DOC are taking care of these special birds/manu.









Later on in the day we coloured in a picture of Blue Whio ducks to enter a colouring in competition and maybe win a prize!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Free play day...

Today we had a free play day like we were at Kindergarten because we all agreed we missed Kindergarten days!  Whaea Janine took these pictures of our reations and activities as we chose from the learning areas set up in Room 3...















Awards from Junior Assembly-Congratulations!





Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Room on the Broom


Today we read Julia Donaldson's tale of a witch and friends called 'Room on the Broom.  We tapped our knees like she did her broomstick, made howling wind noises and cackled like the witch.  We talked about what colour dragon we would like to have as a pet.  The children also enjoyed pretending to stir up a potion in the cauldron "Iggety, ziggety, zaggerty ZOOM!!"

Revisit the story with them on you tube if you like...

Wish I was Day!

The Kowhai Team will be celebrating Make a Wish foundation's dress-up day that raises money for child cancer on the 19th of May.

We ask that families also donate kai which will go to the food bank.  We'll update you with more details about the Hakari/shared lunch next term...


Welcome to Room 3!

We've been getting to know Whaea Janine and enjoying the resources in the room now it is set up for us to play, here are photos by myself and Reemos...