In June we celebrated The Queen's Birthday, inviting the children and teachers to dress up in their most regal clothes and include fancy treats for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Ball gowns, princess dresses, capes, crowns, and tiara's were some of the fine costumes worn. We looked on the map to see where the Queen lives and some children made a birthday card for the Queen.
Later in the term children's interest grew from rockets to making paper planes and onto kite building. This was very timely with the Maori New Year, Matariki starting in June. It is a time of coming together to share kai, and waiata. Children came to kindergarten in their warm winter pyjama's and shared a lovely breakfast of toast and milo, we sang a waiata before eating. Children were involved in weaving and star making activities, we displayed these on the walls. We harvested a pumpkin from our garden and turned it into pumpkin soup for all of us to share, yum.