Mar 012019
 
Signed All Black Rugy Ball

We are so very blessed here at St Mary’s ECEC with  parents (with connections) that support us in our work. I want to thank from all of us Caroline and Dion and Ted (photo attached holding the ball)Te Whetu for a All Black rugby ball signed by the All Blacks. Thank you so much. Geoff

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Feb 202019
 
Talking pens a new resource

These talking sticks are mini recorders that look like a microphone and record the children talking or singing, the file is then uploaded to the computer and the children can listen to themselves. They are a new way that children can use technology in a positive way and begin to recognise their voices and also

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Feb 202019
 
Coloured balls in the water

A Teacher set up the water in the trough and put several plastic balls inside it which had been given to us during the morning – the children chose a different coloured ball each, and I asked them to pick up as many as they could manage to hold onto – we then counted together

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Feb 202019
 
Children begin to write early

  I put up the big white board on the easel in the art room along with whiteboard pens – one younger child went to it, and for several minutes she scribbled over the whole thing – I watched for awhile then asked her about what she was doing –  she mainly used single words and

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Feb 202019
 
Monkey's In The Jungle

  We took just the children (without equipment) to the vicarage playground on Friday, and as usual, they found their own style of play – it appeared for some, to be ‘Monkey’s in the Jungle’  –  great listening to them communicating with each other only with non-verbal cues.

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Feb 202019
 
Trip to the City Gallery Wellington

A explosion of sensory sound and sight instruments awaited the children as we entered the area in which this incredible art/music exhibition was housed. There were interactive musical instruments and also an area which we looked at in awe, no touching allowed. There was a station where ear muffs were used and the children watched

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Jun 272018
 
Who are the people in our neighborhood

During the month of July the investigators are researching, who the people are in the community. Goal: To be able to identify services and people within Karori. To identify the words that correlate with the pictures of community people. To have drama scenarios where the children can dramatize their understanding of each service. To have

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Jun 272018
 
Making A Ukulele

Carpentry is a great activity that allows the children to create  through the medium of wood and other carpentry tools and resources. On this occasion the children made a Ukulele that was used in the centre by the children. Something very special happens when children are involved in the making of something together – while building their own Ukulele’s

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