Thursday, August 27, 2015

What a great Discovery Friday today.

Our focus this week was to participate, 
contribute and work well with our friends.
We are learning to give compliments, 
speak nicely to each other, and remember our manners.

Olivia came with her balloons and helped us to make animals.
Everyone really wanted to do this and Olivia was a great teacher.

As part of our Inquiry into cold environments
 a little bit of ice excavation went on.
We worked well together and showed patience
 while we gently chipped away to reveal dinosaurs!

A lot of creativity and imagination
 was needed to create creatures with 'googly eyes'.

We always appreciate the parents who come to help us.
Today Joel's mum and Tushil's dad 
came to work with us to make a rabbit hutch.

Mrs. Taylor is excited as she has a pet rabbit for us.
We will care for it and take photos to share on our blog.
So keep checking to see what our rabbit looks like.

Other animals called in today as well.
Maisie knew that the calves on the trailer were Murray Greys.
The calves are only five days old.

At Language Experience time we talked about Fairy Tales.
We retold the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
We brainstormed characters that we might find in a Fairy Tale.
Everyone got to choose a character, draw a picture,
 and tell us a little about the character.

Check out our wall display.
During Discovery Angus and Maisie's Aunty Margo
 (who came all the way from Australia to help)
worked with us to create a castle. 
White bricks were carefully printed onto the black paper.
Rectangular sponges were just right to make our bricks.
Thank you .

Albert Einstein

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

― Albert Einstein


  1. We are certainly have many intelligent children in the Bellbirds with great imaginations and creativity! We are so good a working together!

  2. What an amazing Friday! So many wonderful experiences. Love that quote!
    Well done on all your great creating and learning Korimako tamariki.