Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Words for Wednesday

Things have been a bit crazy lately! We will get back into the swing if things with some words for Wednesday.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Songs For Sunday - Wiradjuri Fusion Collective 'Voices'

I found this on you tube and enjoyed the tune and the video hope you like it!



Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wrapping up NAIDOC Week

We learnt a lot this week through our studies and research around
NAIDOC week.
One thing that sticks in my mind is the symbolic meaning behind the flags.
It is something that I found interesting so I though I would share.

Aboriginal Flag

Black: represents the people
Yellow: is the sun and protector of life
Red: represents the earth and the spiritual relation to the people

Torres Strait Islands Flag

Green: Represents the land
Blue: Represents the sea
White: Represents peace
Black: Represents the Indigenous people
The dhari (headdress): represents Torres Strait Island people
Five pointed star: represents the 5 major Island groups.
The star also represents navigation, as a symbol of the seafaring culture of the Torres Strait. 
What did you do to celebrate NAIDOC week?

Monday, July 15, 2013


This week we are celebrating NAIDOC Week.
NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
The NAIDOC week website has lots of useful information and events
Some activities we are using to celebrate this week are:
Story stones, music
Dreamtime stories, including one of my favourites Tiddalik the frog.
What are you doing to celebrate NAIDOC week??
We would love to hear from you.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Songs for saturday NAIDOC inspired.

NAIDOC I would like to show my respect and acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, of elders past and present.
as soon as the didgeridoo came on this my son leapt off the lounge to come and inspect what I was listening to. I love the sound of the didgeridoo.
this one is great. I love all the children in it. They are getting right into it.
and here is a head shoulders knees and toes song.

The songs I have looked up and added here are the best to my knowledge from the wiradjuri people who are the people from my local area.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

We Have Joined the Facebook Family

We have joined the Facebook family.
Come on over and check us out. Keep an eye out for our opening special.
Spectacular kids mini playscapes

songs for sunday

to continue on with our bubbles I found this quick clip on you tube. 4 bubbles

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Words for Wednesday

Touching The Future 

I don't wear power suits,
make speeches,

or drive a fancy sports car.
I've never talked on a car phone,
made a big sale,
or been elected to the Senate.
I don't "do lunch",
have a big impressive office,
or carry a beeper.
I spend my days wiping away tears,
giving hugs,
and serving chicken nuggets.

A good day is when I go through a whole day
without a temper tantrum,
bite mark,
or a toilet training accident.

My "office" is a room full of brightly coloured toys
and laughing children.
You may not think that what I do is very important
and you may even whisper behind my back
"What a waste of a good mind"
But I know better.

 I make a difference
because I'm changing the world
one child at a time.

Everyday I'm getting the once in a lifetime chance
to touch the future.

I'm proud to say "I'm a teacher".

~ by Marti Doyle