1 minute reading time (175 words)

Nga Tuakana for March 2017

This month we worked on building our tamariki's confidence with communication and basic literacy. 

In the process of doing so we chose a new book each week, focusing on the different parts of the book, the story itself, the different characters and the illustrations. Our tamariki then used their imaginations to draw what they loved most about the book we were reading. 

We also used mat time as an opportunity to focus on the days of the week, weather, water saving ideas and weekend news from home. Apart from this we worked on developing out gross motor skills through our Tuesday gymnastics sessions. 

We also did some baking activities, making cheesy stars for morning tea and our transition group making their own healthy sandwiches for lunch on Fridays. 

There was a lot of learning around self-help skills, encouraging our tamariki to put their belongings in their bags, wash their hands regularly and tidying up after themselves. 

This will be continued throughout the year so that all our tamariki are better able to understand their own responsibilities towards looking after themselves.