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Monday at Ellerslie

Monday at Ellerslie

A big plank was set as a car ramp on the deck this morning and our tamariki had lots of fun racing the small cars on the ramp with their friends. They experimented with every single vehicle provided and practiced again and again to find out the best and fastest way to win the race.

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Tuesday at Ellerslie

Tuesday at Ellerslie

Our younger tamariki also enjoyed setting themselves the challenge of jumping off the sandpit steps this morning. Some of our friends’ legs/waewae were so small so their jumping fun was from the lower sandpit steps.

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Wednesday at Ellerslie

Wednesday at Ellerslie

The tamariki demonstrated a strong passion and perseverance walking on the dinosaur stilts in the garden this morning. After many tries, they became able to stand up safely and counted their steps together.

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Thursday at Ellerslie

Thursday at Ellerslie

The children enjoyed creating their own masterpieces for a long period of time this morning. The easel painting was an amazing opportunity for our tamariki to express their perception, feelings, interests, and creativity through art.

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Friday at Ellerslie

Friday at Ellerslie

The tamariki used their creativity in the kirikiri this morning. A lot of creative imagination was put into all different kinds of baking. Our tamariki used their prior knowledge to talk about what ingredients they would need to make their food.

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Monday at Glendowie

Monday at Glendowie

Cora and Alexander played together. Cora helped guide him to complete puzzles sharing her knowledge of which pieces go where. She held his hand as she led him around outside. They also played with the shopping check out together.

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Tuesday at Glendowie

Tuesday at Glendowie

Circle collage was set up on the table with square pieces of paper for the tamariki to create ‘circles in squares’. The tamariki used many different compositions with the circles.

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Wednesday at Glendowie

Wednesday at Glendowie

The Doctor kit was set up role play. Sophia and Zoe got prepared in the doctor’s costumes. Lara waited in the waiting room (on the couch). Zoe called “Lara, it’s your turn”. Sophia said “Ok. Let me see your hand”. She held up the Xray and explained, “Oh no, your hand’s scratched”.

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Thursday at Glendowie

Thursday at Glendowie

Alexander and Georgia begin building high towers with the tins. They rebuilt collecting more drums from around the room.

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Friday at Glendowie

Friday at Glendowie

Four regular party balloons slightly inflated were set out with green, blue, yellow and white paint on a paint palette on the table with red paper. The colours landed on the paper in a circle shape each time a new colour was added to the paper it mixed creating many shades of blues, green and yellow. Exploring and experimenting included mixing all the paint together and making the balloons extra slippery and slimy to create with.

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