Monday, 11 February 2019

Getting ready for site inspection

All hands on deck getting ready for our site inspection on Thursday afternoon!


Text and Photos: Gloria

Exciting news regarding our Bug City Development

Morgan Ramsay (Resource Consent Manager from the Clutha District Council) is coming this Thursday for a site visit of our proposed Bug City. She will help us apply for a resource consent. 
We will keep your posted on developments.
Text: Gloria 
Photo: Gordon

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Learning from nature


We saw an Australasian Harrier Hawk flying in a strong wind the other day. As we watched, a strong gust of wind blew the hawk backwards. At first the hawk beat his wings furiously trying to make headway but to no avail. Then he stopped and waited for the gust of wind to die down, before he used his wings to propel forward. When the next gust of wind came, he let the power of the wind push him backwards.  Then as the wind receded he started flapping his wings again, flying forwards.


What a great visual lesson for the children about working with nature, not against nature. 

Text and photos: Gloria

Learning in nature


Delrio spotted a small brown caterpillar on a hebe bush and was much intrigued by the house it had made out of leaves.
Great observation skills, Delrio.
 🕵️‍♀️



Text and photos: Gloria

Friday, 1 February 2019

Reading Outdoors

This week the children have been spending time finding special places outdoors for their silent reading time. The grounds at Taieri Beach School are perfect for outdoor reading.





A wooded area the children call Paradise was a favourite place for the children to immerse themselves in literature.






The colourful gardens out the front 
of the school were another special spot for the children
to read their favourite books.




Let's not forget our special school boat High N Dry. What a perfect spot to enjoy reading.  

















Text and photos: Gloria

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Life Education Trust

Today we were visited by Pip and Harold from Life Education. We looked at feelings and emotions and what we can do when we have negative feelings.



As a special treat, Pip's dog Harper who is recuperating from an operation, came along to meet us.

Thanks to Pip, Harold and Harper for a very interesting day.


Text and photos: Gloria

Teacher Only Day

On Monday the teachers had a very interesting professional development day on Nature Schools with with Celia Hogan from Christchurch. Many thanks to Jackie Stoff, Lesley Keach, Robyn Lunn and Janis Roulston for joining in our  session and sharing their ideas. Celia's website is well worth a look at www.littlekiwisnatureplay.com

Celia shared a video about the effects of too much screen time on children's brains.    
Please take a look at the following link.  It is a very thought-provoking video. 



Wednesday, 16 January 2019

2019



Welcome to 2019.

Monday 28th January - Teacher Only Day

Tuesday 29th January - First day for the children  

Pip and Harold from Life Education will be visiting.

BOOKLISTS

Clever Kiwi books are available from Warehouse Stationery, Office Max and Eeny Meeny.

Year 1 and 2
2x 1H5 Maths (10mm quad)
2x Clever Kiwi My Writing Book Series (12mm)
2x Clever Kiwi Activities Book (blank pages)
1x 1U4 (12mm ruled)
2HB pencils
2x blue pens
2x black pens
Rubber
30cm ruler
40gm glue stick
Large box tissues

Year 3 and 4
2x 1H5 Maths (10mm quad) 
6x 1I5 (9mm ruled)
2x Clever Kiwi All Purpose Scrapbooks (7mm ruled)
 2HB pencils
4x blue pens
2x black pens
Rubber
40gm glue stick
30cm ruler
Large box tissues

Year 5. 6. 7 and 8
2x 1H5 Maths (10mm quad)
6x 1B5 (7mm ruled)
2x Clever Kiwi All Purpose Scrapbooks (7mm ruled)
2HB pencils
4x blue pens
2x black pens
Rubber
40gm glue stick
30cm ruler
Large box tissues

Text: Gloria