Monday, December 15, 2008

Tylaʻs Christmas Story

One upon a time Santa went surfing at the beach on a board. He went to the mud pools. He watched it popped up. Then he goes to the park. He slides. He goes on an airplane. He was going to see his Mum in Auckland. At his mumʻs house he plays. He plays a drum. Then he runs around and goes outside. His Mum goes outside too. They play jumping jacks. Santa won. Then they have a drink ... orange juice. then Santa goes back home.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A morning of Ten Pin Bowling at Panmure

What a brilliant morning! All thanks to the generosity of Rubinʻs parents Chris and Seiko. They donated this excursion when their daughter Erika was at kindergarten with us ... and it was SO successful that we just had to repeat it while Rubin was at kindergarten. The success was largely due to having a manager and coach to each team of four children. As we did with the Olympics, the children wrote their name down beside the team colour they wanted to be in. After a bus trip and 10 turns of bowling it was time for nuggets, chips and lemonade. Chris then gave each child two tokens for a game.
Thanks so much to the Whiteley family and all the people who helped.

Dceorating the Xmas Tree

This is always an event that signals that it is almost Christmas. Thank you to the Sumner family for the donation of the tree and an even bigger thanks to the children who decorated it so carefully. I bet it has never had this many decorations on it before!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Mariekaʻs Christmas Story

One day Santa gived presents to people on his sleigh. The sleighʻs got long bits underneath it. The reindeers pull the sleigh along the snow. He gives presents to people while they sleep. They wake up and they have breakfast and then they go to school and kindy and then they have dinner. Then they go in the bath. Then they play with their presents ... a puppy and lego and a playhouse and a little toy bed with a person and a car.

Rubinʻs Christmas Story

One upon a time Santa rided on a reindeer to the North Pole. He just flied somewhere else and he wriggled his finger to show me how to wriggle my finger. then Santa just dropped a present in my home and thatʻs all in the end.

Justinʻs Christmas Story

One day Santa rided his sleigh too fast ... but it an stop. The little girl came out and she saw Santa by the sleigh. Then she comed down from the snow. Santa did jump in the mud because he didnʻt know where the swimming pool was. It was a long, long way away. After that the story was finished.

Katyaʻs Reindeer Story

One day the reindeers went out to the shop - Santaʻs workshop (cause they had been on holiday to their auntyʻs house). There was no-one at the workshop. They maked toys in the workshop - robots, fairies, elves and all sorts of things. Then they go to bed ready for the big morning. They sleep downsatirs in the mud. Iʻm quite funny about mud. in the morning they all go on the sleigh. Mrs Christmas takes the reindeer to the sleigh. Rudolf has a shiny nose. He drives Santa. He knows all about driving. Then the sleigh rashes into the moon. Rudolfʻs nose stppped shining. They werenʻt hurt but they had to spend Christmas on the moon till 20th November and then Rudolfʻs nose started shining again and thatʻs the end of the story.

Seanʻs Santa Story

One upon a time Santa got stuck in the chimney. He just went with his reindeers and he got stuck in the chimney. It was the reindeers fault! Santa climbed all the way up and then he began to shout, "you boys and girls wonʻt get any toys until you pull me out." The boys and girls, they helped him. They just limbed up the ladder. Santa was afraid of the ladder. He just dont know how to pull himself up. Then he wasnʻt afraid anymore and he climbed down. Then he went on his sleigh to his place. Itʻs where the polar bears live. All of his servants live there too. He has lots of servants. They are busy. They make the presents and then they give them to Santa. Heʻs the Sir, eh? Santa works. he writes something to the people whether they been naughty or good. He goes in the sleigh. He needs dollars to buy stuff. He gets his dollars from the airport. He needs to work hard at the airport. He needs to go to every island. He sleeps in his bedroom. Itʻs not full of toys. He wears bed clothes, not his Santa suit. He wears glasses when he wants to read a story and he has a beard.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Santaʻs kiwi holiday by Jaxon

One upon a time Santa went on a Kiwi holiday. He went to New Zealand. He gone to the beach and to the Santa parade. He got to go in it. He gone to the park. He played on the monkey bars. then he gone to the Museum. He pat some tigers. He wasnʻt scared. The tiger came out of his cage and all the animals ame out. Then Santa was tired of going to the Museum, so he went back home on his sleigh. He gone to sleep in his Santa bed. he snored all night. He snores himself up. Then he eats some cornflakes and thatʻs the end.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Calebʻs Santa Story

One day Santa made presents and I helped him. I gave him the presents and Santa wrapped them up. Then I helped Santa send them off to New Zealand. Santa put them under everyoneʻs Christmas tree. Then Santa goes home on his sleigh to make more presents. Then everyone in New Zealand wakes up and goes to their Christmas tree and takes their Christmas presents out and opens them.

Jemmaʻs Santa Story

One day Santa was flying in the sky and he landed down on the roof of Jemmaʻs house and delivered the presents and then he flew to the next house, Rohnanʻs house and landed on Rohnanʻs roof and then he delivered all the presents he wanted. Then he flew to Emmaʻs. Sheʻs my friend. When we were little we smacked and hit each other but now we donʻt. Now I just play with her. Then Santa went to Ethanʻs house and landed on his roof and he went through the chimney. He was a skinny Santa because he didnʻt eat much food. Then he delivered the presents. Then Santa went back home. It snows at his house. The reindeer that has the red nose, that one is Rudolf. Santa was hungry so he ate all his food. He had cookies because thats what he likes best after dinner, you know, broccoli, carrots, peas and beans and cheese. Then he has a shower and then he goes to sleep. Then he wakes up when the sun is up and then he has his breakfast ... cereal and strawberries and then he waits until it is night time and thats the end.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Archieʻs Christmas Story

Once upon a time Santa went on a jet boat at Queenstown. He stuck his legs outside of the boat cause he just wanted to for no reason. Then he went to the mud pools at Rotorua. He just looked at the mud pools then he went on the flying fox. He wasnʻt scared but the reindeers was scared. So Santa went back to his sleigh and back to his workshop in the snow. He made presents. He goes to the shop and buys them, then he wraps them up. The reindeer just looked at Santa. Then Santa eats dinner ... fish and chips and spring rolls.

Cliveʻs Santa story

Once upon a time Santa made some toys ... trucks. He made some dollies as well. He gives them to people and they open the parcels and then the children putted them away. After Christmas Santa made some more toys and he wrapped them up. Then he makes some more presents.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Bells by Kaitlyn

Once upon a time the reindeers, they pulled Santaʻs sleigh. They had Christmas bells around their necks. When they ran along they goed like this (jingle, jingle, jingle went Kaitlyʻs bells). There was a star on thei tails. Santa brings presents to people. He puts them in the Christmas stockings. Then Santa has to put more presents in someone elseʻs stocking. Heʻs magic. That means heʻs nice. When he has done the presents he goes back to the North Pole. Then he goes to sleep in his bed. The end.

Mrs Claus by Sarah

Once upon a time Mrs Claus was helping Santa. She was carrying all the presents to my house. She put all the presents under my Christmas tree, then she flew back to the North Pole. Santa was sleeping in his sleigh with no pillow and no blanket. He was snoring so Mrs Claus went to bed in her black and white straw bed. She slept all night. She snored like Santa Claus because she liked to snore. In the morning they got up and ate their breakfast. They had cocopops like I do. Then Santa Claus went back to his sleigh. Mrs Claus put some more presents in the sleigh ... in the back. One of the toys was in the front, a teddy bear. He was in the front because he was Santaʻs toy and then it was happily ever after.

My brother is Santaʻs helper ... Caelanʻs story

One day Santa came to our house and knocked on the door. I said, "Santa, what are you doing here?" Santa said, "I am seeing if your brother wants to be my helper." "Iʻll go and get him." Reuban camed with me to the door. Santa said, "hello Reuban, do you want to be my helper, an elf or something like that?" Reuban said, "Yes." So Reuban and Santa went on his reindeer up in the air to the North Pole. It was a very long, long way away. Reuban wrapped all the presents. He played with Santa and Santaʻs other helpers. All Santaʻs helpers went to the park across the road. They played duck, duck, goose. Reuban slept at Santaʻs house. In the morning he had weetbix for breakfast, then Santa took Reuban home on his reindeers. Mum and Dad said, "Did you be a good boy?" and Reuban said, "Yes," Then Reuban played with me.

Morganʻs reindeer story

Once upon a time the reindeer brought Santa to put some presents under the Christmas tree. They used a map and they used a light to see the map. Mrs Claus came along too because she wanted to cuddle Santa Claus. She got some food; maybe a picnic with sausages, chips, chicken nuggets, chicken, apple and some bubble juice. They came to my house. I havenʻt got a chimney but Santa is magic. He opened our door with magic. He gave me a Barbie and carriage. I made a card for Santa. He opened our door again with his magic and he rided on his reindeer to Nannyʻs house. The end.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Painted Toast

One of the cool results of having a bar-b-que at kindergarten for Fathersʻ Night is having some bread left over. the childrenʻs favourite thing to do with the bread is to make painted toast.
Take one slice of bread
Paint with milk with just a drop of food colouring in it
We use cotton buds to paint with. Paint brushes make the bread soggy!