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Monday at Ellerslie
Taking on roles, pretending and imagining is quite a common theme at kindy at the moment. The tamariki went on car rides, flew in an aeroplane and pretended to be cleaners. During this they were using and developing their social skills.
Tuesday at Ellerslie
Rice, in various forms and in various ways, was explored and experimented with by the tamariki today. The rice was shovelled along by toy diggers, sprinkled from up high to resemble snowfall and had water added to it in the shallow trough, to make a rice bath!
Wednesday at Ellerslie
The tamariki had a wonderful time travelling by bus to the Sky Tower this morning. Upon arriving at the tower, the group boarded special glass bottomed and glass sided lifts that zoomed right up to the top of the tower.
Thursday at Ellerslie
The hop scotch game was put out today. The tamariki showed an interest in learning how to play the game and practicing their hopping skills, but also an interest in the numbers they could see, matching the bean bag numbers to the numbers on the hop scotch mat.
Friday at Ellerslie
Today the tamariki wanted to make a volcano in the sandpit, they worked hard to make it big and then were eager to watch it erupt with lava.
Monday at Glendowie
Isobel was sitting on the couch with the red piece of a big rainbow. She set up a game calling her hoa (friends) to go and find objects in the room that were also red and matched the rainbow strip. She continued through the colours giving instructions and encouraging and complimenting her friends in their efforts.
Tuesday at Glendowie
It was interesting to observe during outdoor play this morning the interest that children showed in water play. There was measuring and pouring and we were impressed by their sustained interest in this activity!
Wednesday at Glendowie
The tamariki learnt the Japanese names for the tools and types of sushi that they could make today. They were very keen to make sushi and some really loved eating it or knew someone who really likes sushi.
Thursday at Glendowie
Hugo and Edward brought in little garden for us to plant. Everyone was so keen, so we grabbed some more from our shed. They chose the ones they wanted to plant then went through the process of planting them.
Friday at Glendowie
We read a story about a tiny turtle’s journey from hatching from an egg on the beach and making its way to the moana. Then the tamariki were invited to create their own turtle representation. They chose the colour paper that represented where their turtle is in the sand or ocean.