Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
There was lots of great science, such as testing lego beams of different designs with weights till they collapsed, plus lots of inspired building.
It fitted in really well with the increasing interest and development of construction play we have had over the last few weeks.
If you want to watch it, T.V. three has it available until about the 21st of March 2010 for New Zealand viewers, you may want to check your broadband plan to make sure you have enough bandwidth to download it first.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I set up a long pipe set at the start of the day along with many balls of different sizes and weights, then rolled one down so it leapt out of the scale bowl at the end and into a basket.
James thought this was cool and asked for a go, I thought about it and then said he could have a turn with my construction ;), Soon he was joined by lots of others, but it was James, Emily and Lochie who stayed with it throughout the day, racing the balls experimenting with the end and perhaps wondering while some balls went faster than others. We might have to borrow a timer and time our balls next time.
I watched Noah and Harry taking turns to load up the swing with barks "it's raining bark"
"The bark is coming down" ? was their chant as they took turns to drop bark in. They explained it to me and I pulled out my camera and they were kind enough to explain it again. Malachi was watching and decided he wanted a go to.
If you missed it catch the podcasts.
"Think of young children as chimpanezes.. if you can train a snail you can train a child."
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Highland dancing continues to be requested, and there's lots of "I'm going to be at dancing tomorrow," with mums telling us our dancers count the sleeps between lessons.
Eden, Katy, Billie, Abigail, Harriet, Charlotte and more.
We watched some pipe bands on youtube the other day to learn about how the music is made. We also had a go a marching, did you know Sharon used to be a marching girl, and so was her mum.
We must watch the dancers on Greenwood Community Kindergarten's Blog with our dancers, what will they think?
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Our new highland dance cd "leap and rock" volume I, arrived today. We purchased it due to the on going interest in highland dancing which up to now we've only been able support with some irish pipe and jigs by Declan Masterton. We put it on and started to explore the possibilities. Perhaps we need some old school kilts in our dance clothes!
Following a beat is a good way to learn about numbers, physically and mentally.
Adele also brought us in some of her shots to go up on the blog, thanks Adele.