Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Henny and Penny come to visit

Henny and Penny are 4 week old chicks, that have spent a few days with us on a visit from Arohanui Kindergarten in Tokoroa. The children have really enjoyed cuddling and holding them and there has been lots of concern amongst the children about where their real mother is, since the chicks' surrogate mother is a puppet hen.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The ways we learn

The children enjoy a variety of different activities. We ensure that our environment has changes to it while maintaning some of the favourite activities. Our tamariki really enjoy group play and are very supportive of each other. Independent activity is also supported and encouraged. Staff facilitate learning through providing additional resources to support and sustain play, working alongside children, being involved in the children's play and by allowing children time to explore and make their own discoveries and links. We use lots of opportunities to extend the children's ideas, knowledge and skills within the daily routines and rituals of the kindergarten. The children at Grasslands are learning that LEARNING IS FUN!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

End of Term 1 and Start of Term 2 Date and Times

Kia Ora

Just to let you know that the last day of Term 1 is Friday 18 April 2008. The session times are as per normal on this day.

Any help with additional cleaning tasks would be appreciated. Please see staff.

Term 2 resumes on Monday 5th May 2008 for all children.

Have safe and happy holidays everyone. Thanks for a lovely term. Its been busy and long so we could all do with a few weeks R & R to recharge our batteries!It will be nice to spend some time with our own children and families too.

Best wishes from
Ally, Abby, Jo, Helen, Office Jo and Brenda