EC were fortunate enough to get up close and personal with a lion last week…A Chinese New Year Lion! This allowed the children a chance to become familiar with the traditions of Chinese New Year as well as learn about the music associated with this event. For some children this was the first time to be able to overcome their fear of this lion as in the past they had only been able to see it from a distance. They learned it was really just a puppet and it was very friendly!
EC2 classes were privileged to learn from parent experts about Chinese New Year last week. They were involved in a variety of wonderful activities that allowed them to use all their senses! A big thank you to all the parent volunteers on this day!
What a busy week of teaching, learning and developing young minds in ECLC. Both teachers and children were involved in activities that developed their learning. Teachers spent time in collaboration discussing our curriculum and how best to increase student learning – a valuable time for conversation and decision making.
An emphasis at this time of the year is helping children feel like they have a place in their classes which relates to the goal Belonging in the Te Whariki curriculum and also being a Global Citizen which relates to our school wide ESLR’s. You will see evidence of this below.