Hunter Park Kindergarten

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Acorn target

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With three days of wet weather we've been getting out when we can. Rather than getting out lots of gear only to have to put it back again with the next shower, we've been making use of the bounty of nature. In this case falling acorns and leaves. We started aiming at the post then, moved back, then shifted to a leave stuck in the post as with practice our aim improved. We had to learn not to get to close as sometimes acorns miss or bounce back and hit us. Several children are now hitting the leaf from several meters back.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Some of our finds from our beach trip

Spiny star Papatangaroa

Spider crab


Mud crab, Kairau with eggs.


Marbled rock crab, Rērere



Periwinkle, Ngaeti


Mottled brittlestar, Weki huna



Kina, sea urchin


Common shrimp, tarawera





Chitin, Papatua


Sea Centipede, Weri moana



Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kahuku








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The swan plant Keagan's granddad gave us has picked up quite a crop of caterpillars over the summer and more are coming on the new plants we brought as well. Some of them have been hatching out from their chrysalis, while we watch.