What a fun day we had at kindy yesterday. It was great for the ex - pupils of Kahikatea Kindy to show all the other children, who went to a different early childhood centre, around. They were certainly proud of their old kindy. There were children zooming around on the flying fox, dressing up in the dress up area, swinging on the swings, digging in the sandpit and of course eating lunch! Unfortunately Mrs Johnson left the camera in the classroom so we are waiting for kindy to send the photos to us they took. As soon as they arrive I will post them on the blog.
We have been so lucky with the weather and have been able to swim nearly every day since school began this year. Many of the children have become so much more confident with this continuous exposure in water. Next Wednesday at 11.30 you are invited to come to a demonstration of our water skills at our school pool. Room two, three, four and five will demonstrate some of the activities we have been practicing in the water over the last few weeks. We look forward to seeing you there.
Your child's poem/publishing book is sent home twice a week. Once to share their publishing and another time to read their poem with you. You will notice the poem has a lot of words in it. I do not expect your child to read their poem perfectly on their own to you but to rather read it with you. The children listen to our rhyming poems everyday and it is the rhyming and rhythm that is important for the children to hear. These books do tend to get a little worse for wear so please encourage your child to pop it in the poem book tray as soon as they get to school.
Now the children are happy and settled into school if their are any mums or dads or grandparents who would like to come in and help in our classroom I would love to hear from you. Even if it is just half an hour a week I would be most grateful. I already have two lovely mums who have already offered. With work commitments and younger children this is impossible for some and I totally understand.
I have set up all the children blogs and will start to post some comments and photos this week. So keep a look out. Just go to our class blog and you will see a link to your child's blog. Please leave a comment. The children get a real buzz from this.
It was lovely to see parents at our Interests and Talents Interviews. Please remember you can come and see me any time to discuss anyissues about your child.