Monday at Ellerslie

Monday at Ellerslie

Notice The properties of waituhi/painting were explored today as the tamariki experimented with unique tools with which to apply it to paper. Plastic forks were added to paint pots to serve as painting tools, causing both hilarity and creative uniqueness. The tamariki...
Tuesday at Ellerslie

Tuesday at Ellerslie

Notice The tamariki were practicing their fine motor skills as well as classifying insects as they picked them up with tweezers to transfer them into a bowl. They were using their pincer grip to get the tweezers to work, squeezing them together and gripping the...
Wednesday at Ellerslie

Wednesday at Ellerslie

Notice A large blue tarpaulin, the boat and some ropes were set up in the garden to inspire a nautical role play/play acting adventure for the tamariki. The tamariki were nurturing their curiosity as they experimented with the volcano science activity. They carefully...
Thursday at Ellerslie

Thursday at Ellerslie

Notice The puzzle/panga table was busy again this morning. The tamariki who knew more about the names of the different pictures on the panga, for example, the vehicles and body parts were able to share with their friends who are still learning what they’re called....
Friday at Ellerslie

Friday at Ellerslie

Notice The children showed an amazing focus and interest in their mat times today. We had a variety of stories, songs, puppets, dance, observation games, and puppets. Tamariki enjoyed listening, answering questions, taking leadership roles and using their already...
Monday at Ellerslie

Monday at Ellerslie

Notice Construction using a variety of loose parts was popular today, as the tamariki worked with larger and smaller recycled materials, creating castles, houses, towers and even mountains. The art easel is always a popular activity amongst our tamariki. They enjoyed...