Monday, August 29, 2011


The children made up this game ... and played it over and over and over ....

Sunday, August 28, 2011

What a surprise! Thanks Stacey

We were delighted with the new chime above our sandpit. It seems that Stacey had been in the weekend and hung this fabulous 'Botany Downs' original. Thanks Stacey.

Crash Fire Auckland Airport

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Learning is just next door

Our visit to crash fire at the airport

Our trip to Auckland Airport

Building a fire

Oh, what a hive of activity there was this morning as the group went about collecting any thing they could find to build a fire. As the pile grew there was much anticipation about the fire lighting. Now, we might be into quite a bit of risk taking at Botany Downs kindergarten BUT lighting a fire under the climbing frame, on the fence line was never going to be a go ... even when the BDK fire crew arrived with containers of water. Just as well our children have the best imaginations in the world because that just what they had to use today.

Beyblade boys

Beyblade boys

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beyblade Boys

We have a bit of a Beyblade craze going on at the moment. What has impressed us most is the way the children share the beyblades and how they work together to form their own arenas.