CREATIVE CORNER Newsletter 15 Feb 2017

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15 February 2017
Kia Ora Tato

Welcome to Sailor Lindsay and William Loveday who join Creative Corner in the Kakas.

Farewell
We say goodbye to Ellae Cahill who leaves the Pukekos.

Children’s Profile Books
Reminder: Please return your child’s Profile book so that teachers can update.

Over 4s Activities
The over 4s have been looking at their place in the world, specifically where they live. Knowing our address is a good life skill, and we are working on incorporating it into the Mihi that we start Over 4s with. Lucy started writing a letter to her Dad, and we thought it could be a great way of connecting home and Centre. All of the tamariki drew pictures about their time at Creative Corner, and we then added their own words to the pictures, before putting in envelopes, addressing and adding stamps.
We then organised a day to take a small group out to post the letters. Fantastic discussions were had about all of the different shops, houses, trees and numbers on letterboxes that we passed by, figuring out connections to home, Centre and each other.
When we got to the mailbox the children needed to listen to their address as I read it out, most were able to identify their own address. What a great hands on, real life learning experience for our tamariki. We have plans for more letter writing. Maybe even our families could write a letter with their tamariki to send to someone special?

Timaru Rocks
This is a local art incentive that is in the Timaru area with Medinella’s Mum, Rose Fauth, making this happen. We were very excited to be asked to be involved.
People can go onto the Timaru Rocks group on Facebook and see where the artistic rocks have been hidden. Then you find them, take a photo of them and rehide them for others to find.
Over 4s have been busy working on our rocks. We painted them and then carefully chose stickers to put on them. We then did layers of modge podge glue to stick the stickers fully to the rocks. Our next adventure is to go and find some places to put our rocks…. We will keep you posted!