• Breakfast
  • Watched ‘The Moe Show’ on Recycling – As Mayhem has been telling us when he sees rubbish on the street that “It’s naughty to put rubbish there mummy! People have to put their rubbish in the recycling bin!” We asked him where the rubbish goes and he says “it goes to the recycling tip” – so we thought it was a great opportunity to look more into it…

Linking the learning from Kindy to real world- seeing the rubbish on the street/ in the grass. We also help to support this learning by talking about how Mayhem has been to the rubbish dump with Grandad previously and watching videos like the one below:

http://www.four.co.nz/THE-MOE-SHOW-S2Ep41-Recycling/tabid/3695/articleID/123371/MCat/3639/Default.aspx

  • Mayhem Kindy
  • Dinosaur Scenery Play- using play dough, pebbles and twigs we created a Jurassic scene on the table for Mischief

…in it’s purest form, language is just a system of abstract symbols (words) that represent objects and concepts in our world.  If a child is able to use a wooden block (or a chunk of carrot) to represent a car, this means that he/she has the cognitive ability to understand symbols, and this is a necessary skill for language learning.

…researchers have documented that the development of symbolic play parallels the development of language, so as your child’s pretend play sessions become more sophisticated (i.e. involve multiple characters, steps, and scenarios), his/her language will follow suit.

Small world play is when children use miniature items such as toys, found objects, or replicas to act out scenes or ideas from real life, stories, or books.  Small worlds often include sensory elements (examples to come) which adds an even more depth to the experience and creates more opportunities for language stimulation.

http://www.two-daloo.com/building-language-with-small-world-play/

  • Education Specialist came over to discuss working with Mayhem (referral for behaviour from Kindy)
  • Morning Tea
  • Watched Ice Age 4
  • Cuddles with Barry

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  • Nap
  • Mayhem comes home
  • Mayhem Plays Fishing Farm Game on the computer “Gotta get more Sharks mum!”

 

  • Mayhem helps redecorate a cork board for our notices- with some masking tape, paint and paint brushes- we make it look good as new!

Re-Using/ Upcycling, Art, Colours, Vocabulary, Creativity, fine motor skills

Using recycled materials, boxes, cardboard, plastic bottles, in art experiences for children presents the absolute best use of upcycling and creative thinking.

What do children learn from using recycled materials in art?  They learn to trust their ideas, to see their own way and to try.  They learn that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make cool stuff.  They learn that the whole world isn’t disposable and that reusing something can be fun.

http://www.witf.org/education/2014/03/upcycling-with-the-children-you-care-about.php

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  • SHOPS: Buy ingredients for Daddys Baking
  • Japanese for dinner

Cultural diversity, nutrition, taste- trying new foods/ flavours

  • HOME: Bedtime

 

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