Thursday, August 27, 2009

HOT DOG SONG

Wow do we have some very exciting news for you all!!!
On Tuesday 15th September, Disney Channel Australia are visiting Next Generation because they would like to video some of our children dancing to the hotdog song.
We have permission forms at the centre for parents to sign if they are happy for their child to be involved. If children do not have signed permission then they cannot be filmed.All children who are involved are asked to please wear bright generic clothing- no logos/brands are allowed on clothing.If you have any further queries please speak to one of the staff or send us an email.
Check out the hotdog song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wePMYM4av6Q

"Is my child ready for school?"

This is a question that we as teachers are often asked. At a recent hui we attended, we were fortunate enough to attend a presentation by Robyn Cox. Robyn has produced a DVD outlining the foundation skills children need to become successful learners at school. You can view the first chapter of this DVD online for free and if interested you can purchase the complete DVD through her website.

Visit: www.getreadyforschool.co.nz

Space

On our space discovery journey with the children, we have come across some websites which you might like to share at home with your families, in the lead up to the Stardome visit on Sunday.

www.usborne-quicklinks.com

www.kidsastronomy.com

www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/english/matariki

www.stardome.org.nz


Have fun checking out these websites and please let us know if you have any others to share with us.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday 20th August

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Yes it's time to Blast Off. The teachers and children at Next Generation are learning about space. Come and see our wonderful spacie artworks, read our fascinating books and share your knowledge with us. If your children or families have anything that they would like to share with us about space we would be very excited to learn! Watch this space for some great internet links...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday 19th August 2009

Today we welcome Marche to Next Generation. Marche is a year 13 student from Birkenhead College who will be working with us on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Welcome Marche!

Yummy Lunches

For all of you who have asked for new lunchbox ideas........
We all know how hard it is to find things that our children will REALLY eat and that we REALLY have time to prepare!! Here is some websites for those who may want some inspiration:
http://www.kidspot.co.nz/article+1481+128+Healthy-lunchbox-ideas.htm
http://www.healthyfood.co.nz/articles/2009/february/inspiring-lunch-box-ideas
http://www.grownups.co.nz/read/health/health_wellbeing/healthy-lunch-box-children

Daily Diary 18th August

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday 13th August

Today we have been guessing, predicting, researching and enquiring. What do you think will happen to our rusty nails sitting in the coca cola? Will the rust disappear? Will the nails disappear? Or will something else happen? Let us know what you think will happen...