JUNE 2020

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A month full of fun learning activities! Whare Koru Baby's - Explore Construction         Whare Koru Toddlers - Literacy       Whare Kiwi - 3s and 4s - Dispositions/Social Competence Welcome to our new tamariki and whanau who has joined our Centre and look forward to getting to know you over the coming weeks. &nbs...
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Our chickens have arrived!

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We are so excited here at Kids Count Pukekohe as we have 8 new additions to our whanau.  Our chickens have arrived and our tamariki were so excited when they arrived last week.  They are gentle and friendly and love to have our tamariki come and visit them :)
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Out and about in the Community

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It is great to be able to go on trips again now that we have moved down to Level 1. Whaea Reawyn had organized for the tamariki to visit the Rolleson Community Garden in Papakura, as well as the Papakura Museum. Both of these trips were linked to our Matariki celebration. In the community garden the tamariki learned about growing and harvesting fru...
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Susie loves Kids Count

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This week Susie and Rachel had the opportunity to go out into our community and express our love for education. They have met a lot of new and  friendly faces. Here is Susie at Pak 'n' Sav doing her thing.
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Our Covid-19 Journey thus far.....

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Here at Kids Count, Marne Road, the staff and Kaiako have been working very hard to ensure that the kindy is safe for the tamariki to return. Before the lockdown occurred, the staff came in for the day to sanitise the Centre. Once the Alert Level went down from 4 to 3, the staff came in once again to sanitise the Centre the day before the tamariki ...
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May 2020

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Warm greetings to all our Whanau and Tamariki!  We are so happy to be back at the Centre and getting back to 'normality' It was wonderful to connect with our Whanau during the lockdown period and seeing the continued learning from home.  A BIG high 5 to our lovely parents/whanau, you are all amazing!  Throughout May we had continued ...
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Create and Imagine!

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If it is busy with the blocks and our balloon friends or creating culinary masterpieces in our bush... Tamariki are always busy learning, creating and using their imagination. This is the joy we have at Kids Count Pukekohe with our big outdoor areas filled with trees and exciting areas to  explore and create!
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KC Pukekohe Ice Cream Store

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Our 3 year olds were super interested in having ice cream. So the Kaiako created ice creams and an ice cream store for them to sell and make ice creams. These area all low calorie, low sugar, low food ice creams :) but still created so much fun and learning :) 
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Confident Gazal

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Confident Gazal 
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Storytime - Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Three Billy Goats Gruff Story as acted by the Teachers. 
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Kaiako working hard at KCM

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The Kaiako at Kids Count Marne Road have been working very hard to get the centre ready for the tamariki's return. They have been sanitising the centre, toys and washing the outside equipment. The teachers have also been working very hard to make up beautiful learning packs for the tamariki to keep them engaged at home. We are taking lots of steps ...
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Our first few days back at kindy

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It is so good to be back at kindy! We missed everyone so much and are happy to be back. A few tamariki started back at the kindy and they were so excited to see their friends again. They stayed within their bubble at all times and had the same teachers in their bubble as well. They eagerly explored their environments and activities and had heaps of...
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Routines - The importance especially during LOCKDOWN

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We all know routines and rituals are important for our tamariki and ourselves. They are even more important now that we are in a lockdown. It is going to be tough being in our bubbles for atleast 4 weeks. Keeping a similar or creating a routine for you and your household will give you a sense of normality during this very uncertain time. Some of th...
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Kia Ora & Greetings!

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Kia Ora and Greetings to all our tamariki and whanau!  Hope that everyone is safe and looking after each other in their bubbles!  Because of the amount of time that our tamariki are away from the Centre, we hope that you take this opportunity to explore our daily activities from our April programme and share them onto our Facebook page or...
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A Lockdown Poem for Whanau

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A time in History A time in history we will always remember March and April 2020 on our calender We pray it goes no longer than this For to be back in loved ones embrace will be bliss An unseen enemy that has kept us apart Though cannot take away the love that's in our heart. The one thing we have been blessed with is time To be creative together, ...
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Kia Ora & Greetings!

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Hope that you are all well, staying safe, being kind and keeping in your bubble. Just thought we would share a few photos of what our tamariki are exploring at home with their Whanau.  We have also included some of our March fun learning activities before the lockdown. A huge thank you to all our wonderful Whanau who continue to stay connected...
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Surviving the lockdown!

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Kai ora Whanau I hope that you are all well and coping with being in lockdown. Your kaiako have been working very hard from home to ensure that you have videos, photos and activity ideas to look at daily on our Facebook page. We have also been calling, texting and e-mailing whanau to hear how everyone is doing and would love for you to send us phot...
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Checking in...

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Here at Kids Count Marne Road, we have got a team of very dedicated, awesome kaiako! They are enthusiastic about teaching their tamariki and take lots of photos to share with whanau and parents. The teachers were all very sad to leave the kindy and are all at home planning some awesome activities for the tamariki to do as soon as we return to kindy...
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What's in the ice!

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Who would of thought freezing items in a container would create so much learning and not to mention fun!  While the activity builds on social interactions it will also bring experiences with sensory, properties of objects and textures.  While you are at home with your tamariki, why not grab out an old container, head around your back yard...
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Learning about chickens

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‚ÄčThis year we took part in the "Living Eggs" project at Marne Road. The children were so excited to see the eggs inside the incubator and eagerly looked on as they started to hatch. We were lucky enough to have nine of the ten eggs hatch and it was amazing to see the little chicks emerge from the eggs. The classrooms all took turns to come and see ...
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