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Monday at Ellerslie

Monday at Ellerslie

A group of tamariki had lots of fun with the dinosaurs and the dinosaur book set up in the lounge this morning. They started from observing the teeth, spines, frills, necks and tails of the dinosaurs, then tried to match the dinosaurs with the pictures shown in the dinosaur book, and learnt to read the names of the dinosaurs with their peers.

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Tuesday at Ellerslie

Tuesday at Ellerslie

The tamariki were developing their fine motor skills this morning as they used the cotton buds to paint a picture. There was a lot of concentration needed in order to hold the small painting tool and paint with it at the same time.

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Wednesday at Ellerslie

Wednesday at Ellerslie

Many tamariki enjoyed playing with the soft Jenga building blocks in the lounge this morning. Some tamariki were so immersed in making their towers as tall as possible, and some were working collaboratively with their friends to build castles, train tracks, and even airplanes.

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Thursday at Ellerslie

Thursday at Ellerslie

The tamariki enjoyed squishing, pushing, patting, rolling and cutting the playdough this morning. Once they were satisfied with the amount of feeling and kneading they gave it, they then started forming shapes and pretending they were different food items.

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Friday at Ellerslie

Friday at Ellerslie

The tamariki regularly engage in conversation, both in pairs or as part of a large group. The conversation heard today was detailed, amusing and passionate in nature.

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Monday at Glendowie

Monday at Glendowie

This morning we started our new baking station that will be out on Monday’s and Friday’s. Today we were making scones. The baking ingredients were all set up with visual instructions for the tamariki to see and follow. First, they washed their hands and throughout the morning each child had the opportunity to come and make their own individual scone

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Tuesday at Glendowie

Tuesday at Glendowie

The tamariki explored the trucks, inside and outside at the tuff tray and in the sandpit. Edward pushed a big tractor in the sandpit it got stuck he used the little yellow digger to get It unstuck.

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Wednesday at Glendowie

Wednesday at Glendowie

On Wednesday afternoons the tamariki will have the opportunities to go for walks to explore the local community and play gross motor games in the parks. We when for our first Wednesday Walk to Crossfield reserve. “Let’s go to the park”, Chloe said. We took a picnic lunch.

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Thursday at Glendowie

Thursday at Glendowie

Casper, Rhys, Adelaide and Georgia role played construction. They dressed up in hi Vis vests, hard helmets, and earmuffs. They asked for help and helped each other get ready for work. They took their pretend tools to the trampoline and role-played “Do construction” Adelaide. Charlie also seemed to notice this play and asked for help to put on a Hi Vis vest and helmet too.

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Friday at Glendowie

Friday at Glendowie

Zachary explored the loose part-pipes. He worked out which pieces connected together to fit in the space. He use his motor skills to connect the pieces. Exploration/Mana aotūroa: Children become increasingly capable of making sense of their worlds by generation and refining working theories/te rangahua me te Mātauranga.

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