Happy Wednesday to you! It has started with a hiss and a bang and lots of swinging, dancing, and a new activity we like to call biking football! It's a lot like polo but with bikes, goals and a football - thanks to our Blossom tamariki for bringing this game to life this morning and all the fun we had with it!
The morning has continued with great pace with plenty of sand play, face painting, gluing, reading, and Andrea from Ministry of Education has been here working with our learning support tamariki.
Kudeep is tempting the taste buds already as the korma is slow cooking and the smells are divine! Today the tamariki will be dining on Chicken Korma with Broccoli for lunch, perfect as the weather cools off this afternoon. As with all our baking we had a healthy version of shortbread for morning tea with a selection of pears, peaches, and bananas.
This Fun Friday we are all about kota (shells) so if you have any left over from your Summer holidays that we could use, please bring them in and we will put them to good use. Thank you to all of our parents who have added to our collection as we have some very crafty ideas for Friday!
The middle of the week is already upon us and there is so much more to explore, learn, and develop. Lucky for us we are not in a rush and our tamariki competently lead the way. By giving our Cherry Grover's the time and space to learn at their own pace, their natural instincts take over and they become intuitive learners that ironically learn more over time and their individual experiences are far more enriched. Research tells us that if children develop at their own pace, they create their own perceptions through taking on information they see as relevant and pertinent. It may not be in the same order of importance as an adult sees it, but a child takes it on in a way they can recall and remember it. I am always in awe that children intrinsically know their own learning style better than any adult ever will. We just need to trust a child's processing and perception and that's what a play-based learning environment allows. We are all turtles really - and now at Cherry Grove we are turtles that play biking football