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Monday at Ellerslie

Monday at Ellerslie

A unique opportunity presented itself this morning wherein the tamariki translated a chalk drawing experience into a body tracing activity.

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Tuesday at Ellerslie

Tuesday at Ellerslie

The children were experiencing the properties of sand and water through, feeling, patting, mixing and shaping. They spent long perooids of time in the sandpit learning by doing and figuring out how things work.

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Wednesday at Ellerslie

Wednesday at Ellerslie

We all had a very busy morning creating our special box Christmas tree. We all worked together as a team to paint all the boxes and happily talked about Christmas. It was great to see them working together and supporting each other.

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Thursday at Ellerslie

Thursday at Ellerslie

From being babies learning to walk to their first experience climbing, children naturally want to pull themselves up, climb and explore their surroundings. The children were developing their gross-motor skills and improving their dexterity this morning as they enjoyed trying out different places to practice their climbing.

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Friday at Ellerslie

Friday at Ellerslie

A parachute was set up and draped over the boxes in the outdoor area. The children demonstrated a lot of joy as they ran in and out and under and over the parachute with their friends.

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Monday at Glendowie

Monday at Glendowie

Dancing show was set up by a few of our tamariki. They moved the tables out of the way and placed all the chairs out for people to watch the show. They dressed up and asked for ballet music to preform to.

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Tuesday at Glendowie

Tuesday at Glendowie

Dancing shows continue to be of interest as the tamariki set up a stage and seating area, they dress up in costumes and request songs to dance to.

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Thursday at Glendowie

Thursday at Glendowie

A small group built a tower in the sandpit with the small black plastic reels. It continued to fall over so they placed a pipe in the middle to hold it steady.

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Friday at Glendowie

Friday at Glendowie

This morning, Mel, Cruz’s Mum arrived with their pet Rats, Johnny and Wicket. This was planned to match one of our letters of the week, the letter R. A group of children took an interest some watching, others patting and some very keen for a hold.

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