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Friday, 25 November 2011

We're going to the zoo

This week the preschool room had an awesome time on our zoo trip. We had the chance to see lots of the amazing animals of this wonderful world that we live in. From monkeys to penguins, from giraffes to sea lions and even a tortoise too, most of the animals were awake and about.

The children put their hats and sun cream on, and then started our adventure, walking around the big zoo, great exercise. They enjoyed the sights and all the sounds (especially from the monkeys). And at the end of our tour, we all got to sit down, enjoy our lunch and have a special ice creamy treat.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

HELP WANTED - anybody interested?


One of our parents is running a weekly mind, body, spirit radio show in the USA via the internet from Tuesday January 24th .

She is in great need of somebody who can input caller details into a software program that will calculate their information whilst she is speaking live on air.

This will be less than an hour’s work and is very easy, however a high level of accuracy is essential.

If you can help on Tuesdays @ 12pm for about 30 mins on Clarence Street, Ponsonby – she will pay you $20.

If this is you or somebody you know please contact Michelle Buchanan on Ph: 360 8960

Monday, 7 November 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011
We extended the children’s interest in Rugby World Cup Project by making the flags of countries participating in the event. When we brainstormed, all the children expressed their desire to make a “Rugby Stadium” using the Clay (Contribution). Clay helps to explore “Shape” in three dimensions (Exploration).
The children made the clay flags using the clay. While making these flags, the children enhanced their fine motor skills and their concept of shape. They were excited to paint on these clay flags. Previous practice over three sessions of drawing the flags helped the children to add lots of detail while painting on the clay flags (Communication).
The children then made the rugby balls using the clay and painted them. They couldn’t wait to put the flags and the balls together to make the miniature Rugby stadium. This project was awesome for our children to enhance their
- Fine motor skills.
- Creativity and imagination.
- Team Building.
We are also working on learning New Zealand Anthem in Maori and English (Belonging). Without a doubt, our littlies were New Zealanders (Well-Being) after the All Blacks winning the Rugby world Cup for 2011.
Awesome Job!