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Monday at Ellerslie

Monday at Ellerslie

The tamariki were so excited to be back at kindy, they had a very busy morning in the kirikiri/sandpit. Some of our tamariki were eager to make a volcano, using all their muscles to dig up the sand and build up a mountain, while others were busy cooking and baking and mixing all sorts of ingredients together.

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Tuesday at Ellerslie

Tuesday at Ellerslie

The children spent a long period of time thinking out problems with various puzzles this morning. They also enjoyed using their hands and fingers for their coordination and working together as a team. It was a great opportunity for them to develop their working theories as well as their hand-eye coordination.

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Wednesday at Ellerslie

Wednesday at Ellerslie

Sensory play engrossed the tamariki this morning. The sun was shining and the tamariki were very happy to be outside in the crisp air. The feeling of the rice sliding through their fingers and watching it pour from their spoons and cups gave them a sense of relaxation.

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Thursday at Ellerslie

Thursday at Ellerslie

Many different opportunities for role play were enjoyed by the tamariki this morning. It was lovely to see the children utilising what knowledge regarding the roles in the wider world of work they already had, then interpreting them uniquely during play.

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Friday at Ellerslie

Friday at Ellerslie

Following on from the tamariki seeking sunny spots to play, not just today but every day of this week our tamariki have taken full advantage of using our waithu/painting easel in the sun, stroking the brush in different shapes and swirls and expressed their different feelings and emotions.

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Monday at Glendowie

Monday at Glendowie

Sean, this morning was straight back into working on the volcano. It had changed its shape over the break as there is a big new classroom next to where the volcano is. Sean dug some holes with the spade creating a “Crater” on the volcano. Jones, Finn, and Zoe came to help continuing with this journey of the construction of a volcano

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Tuesday at Glendowie

Tuesday at Glendowie

Henry, who was very curious about what Zach was going to do next, watched him from the ground laughing so hard at Zach’s antics. As much as Henry liked watching Zach sliding on his stomach, Zach also liked making Henry laugh so he went over and over, and they laughed together again and again.

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Wednesday at Glendowie

Sean introduced to the tamariki a party popper invention. With some support from the teachers the tamariki each made their own party popper. They cut up lots of tiny pieces of paper and dropped them inside their popper. Then pulled the balloon and pop! Paper popped out everywhere.

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Thursday at Glendowie

Thursday at Glendowie

Clara and Alex built towers with the robots today. They explored how tall they could build them up. Clara counted as she placed them one on top of each other. She stacked it eight high.

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Friday at Glendowie

Friday at Glendowie

The art of circles and dots. On the table a provocation of a rainbow shaped in a circle was set along with dye. The tamariki explored the marks they could make with the dye. Many created their own version of the circle rainbow.

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