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The tamariki explored and experimented with both their physicality and their logical/mathematical understanding, as they challenged themselves to a series of balancing beams in an obstacle course this morning.
The tamariki had a great time exploring, tending, harvesting and even eating in the kindy vege garden this morning!
The tamariki were nurturing their curiosity as they experimented with the volcano science activity. They carefully observed the reaction between the baking soda and coloured vinegar.
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
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.
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 tamariki continued their interest in building and construction, with particular thought to how things can be constructed to last by using various loose parts to solidify their buildings.
The tamariki were using prior knowledge and prior experiences to lead their imaginary play with real baking items and pretend ingredients this morning. They were talking aloud about the ingredients they were using to make their yummy baking.
The tamariki were actively exploring on the deck this morning, leading their own play and choosing their own tools and materials to direct where their play would lead to next.
The tamariki had the opportunity to design their own buildings and structures using crayon and dye. There was a picture of the sky tower from different angles as the provocation.
This afternoon Tautahi asked me if he could play the fishing game, and both him and Amaia helped to set up little chairs and place all the fish into the little blue pool.
We noticed how many of the tamariki cared for and supported our new child, Logan. They held his hand and play with and alongside him.
This morning the tamariki explored the doctor set up in the Puāwai room. Ocean was the first one to play with the set up as she tested her baby’s temperature and heart rate saying, “she is not well she has a temperature”.
A game of cat and mouse was introduced using the parachute. One child was the cat and one child the mouse. The mouse crawled under the parachute to get away from the mouse and everyone helped to keep the mouse hidden by waving the parachute up and down.
Beau asked for the letters and phonic sound resource. He chose letters and placed them in. He listened to the letter then the phonic sound it makes and then it sang the ‘abc’s song’. Then he tried out another letter.