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Friday, June 6, 2008


What a busy week we've had. Thursday was Matariki and we prepared a scrumptious lunch of coleslaw, foil baked potatoes and fish. We were given kiwifruit as well but it's still ripening. As it was we had enough potatoes left for everyone to take one home, still wrapped and and still warm two hours later.

Lots of positive feed back from the children. One said it was the first time she'd had cabbage, another (who'd had three servings of fish) wanted to know when we were having potatoes again as he "really like the fish." One girl had three servings of coleslaw (as I did myself) Only a few didn't try it and as with anything new we'll keep on cooking.

Then Adrianne made apple crumble on Friday with custard and this also went down well.

Adrianne is keen to try a roast meal next, and with the local matariki fireworks not due till the 20th why not.

It will be a busy month coming up, with half the team off to first aid revalidation in Hastings, an early childhood cluster group meeting in Napier, the association 80th in Hastings, associate teacher refresher course continuing online and in napier, and a trip planned, all leading into upto 6 days of professional development for some of us as in the term break professional time.

While it'll be busy don't forget the parents night 7:30 on Wednesday the 18th of June, let us know if you're coming!

Finally outside lots of carpentry with little logs being sawn up for wheels (more needed please) and inside 5 children asking to work on model aeroplane kit sets. (Tricky work for most of them matching the numbers on the plan to the unmarked pieces then locating where they should go on the diagram.)

This is a great exercise in finding out about how much number awareness and mental agility children have developed at at the puzzle table.

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