Sunday, December 16, 2012

Decorating the Christmas tree

Decorating the Christmas tree on PhotoPeach Decorating the Christmas tree is one of the highlights leading in to Christmas. Underneath all these decorations is a very old looking Christmas tree ... but after some careful decorating from the children it is magnificent. We cannot bring ourselves to cut down a real tree in a world that needs trees ... and we are so happy with the results. The children completed the whole process all by themselves, including the ladder and the lining up. Such competent, capable children.

The work project

The work project on PhotoPeach It was exciting to get a call from our ex secretary deanne to say that she had a crate at her work ... and would we like it? It was too good an opportunity to pass up ... so it was off to the factory in the weekend with the trailer (as teachers do). What excitement there was on Monday morning when the children discovered it! They wanted to make a hut and decided that they would start by adding a roof. It was all hands on deck. The children at Botany Downs Kindergarten are particularly good at team work. It will be interesting to see where this project goes.

Mmmmm! Making our own fruit juice

Mmmmm juice on PhotoPeach With lots of fruit left over from our Christmas fruit kebabs there was just one thing to do ... make fruit juice.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lemonade scones. Yum!

Lemonade Scones. YUM! on PhotoPeach

Putting a topping on our lemonade scones

lemonade scones on PhotoPeach Lemonade scones is a very popular quick baking activity ... especially on this rainy day. The recipe is on our website http://botanydownskindergarten.org.nz/Botany_Downs_Kindergarten/Welcome.html .... holiday ideas.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Fairy Day

Fairy day on PhotoPeach For a while now the children have shared their fascination with fairies with our wonderful student Natasha. They have played fairies, drawn fairies, written fairy letters made fairy shoes and wands ... and discussed if there are boy fairies. They went on to plan a fairy day complete with fairy dance in their fairy shoes. Little did they know that Fairy Clare popped by for a sleep in our magnificent tree.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Enjoying Grandparents Week

Enjoying Grandparents Week on PhotoPeach

Celebrating Mickey Mouse's Birthday

Mickey 2012 on PhotoPeach Each year we choose to ceebrate Mickey Mouse's birthday. Why? Because he epitomises happiness. You just can't look at him without smiling ... and that has to be good.