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Bear Park
With the transition from level 4 to 1, mixed feelings of both nervousness and excitement have been experienced amongst parents and teachers across New Zealand during the last couple of months. There was excitement for seeing co-teachers, colleagues, families and of course the children again; but nervousness about expanding our safety ‘bubble’ that has been...
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autumn child
This is a wonderful poem that one of our teachers has written in regards to the recent lockdown seen through her child’s eyes. We hope you enjoy.
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Autumn is arguably one of the most beautiful times of the year as for a few fleeting weeks we are able to bear witness to the glorious transformation of our planet. The leaves of trees as they shift through hues of deep greens, burnt oranges, vibrant reds and glowing yellows. The sun begins to set...
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Teaching children aspects of yoga & meditation has many wonderful benefits for their growth and development. Their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness are enhanced, and additionally, their concentration, sense of calmness and relaxation will improve. We live in a busy world, so it is important to take time during the day to slow down,...
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digital drawing
Digital art is extremely relevant in our lives, and while there is no replacement for working with real tools and mediums, digital drawing provides a wonderfully rich alternative when needed. Gaining an understanding of digital drawing at a young age is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience how the worlds of art and technology...
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rain
“Our embodied participation in the world makes possible an intimate relationship with the world, and knowledgeable residence in the world.” -Ann Pelo One of the main aspects of the atelier is to highlight sensory explorations and perceptions. It is designed to evoke exploration, to stimulate expression and to add richness to the learning of life....
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time capsule
As we are living in a time that is unprecedented for us all, taking this opportunity to reflect upon the things that matter most to us, is so relevant and important. Creating a time capsule is one way in which we can show what these things are and we can have fun in creating the...
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exploring garden child
30 days of ideas to help you stay outside while social distancing: 1. Nature bracelets 2. Bird watching 3. Paint with nature 4. Worm hunting 5. Mud pies 6. Explore a new place close to home 7. Stone soup 8. Puddle jumping 9. Nature scavenger hunt 10. Sink or float 11. Rock painting 12. Rainbow...
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anzac day
To pay respect on Anzac Day we would attend parades, church services and the dawn service at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. RSA volunteers would exchange your red poppy buttonhole flowers in return for a donation in support of their organization’s welfare fund. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic these events have been cancelled. So...
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construction
The construction spaces within our classrooms at Bear Park are popular areas of play for almost all children, and for good reason. Creating something 3 dimensional using a variety of blocks and recycled materials promotes critical thinking and creative problem-solving. Experimenting with how things can be stacked, balanced and arranged encourages a hands-on approach to...
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