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Outdoor Kindy Week, Term 3, 2014. DAY 4

Our final day of this terms outdoor kindy week was a lovely day.  Some parents and siblings joined us around the fire this morning. The air was cool and the fire attracted children on and off during the day, warming themselves as they decided on what they might play next.   The day was filled with rich, authentic play experiences, and lots of food! Floral citrus creations were on
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Outdoor Kindy Week, Term 3, 2014. DAY 3

The chill in the air this morning was very apparent, and it was wonderful to spend a few minutes as a staff team standing around enjoying the warmth of our fire while discussing our upcoming day. We have been really lucky to have not only Lee, Katie, Janice and myself for all four days of this week, but also our student teacher Jane and the lovely Genevieve who
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Outdoor Kindy Week, Term 3, 2014. DAY 2

It was a crisp but dry spring morning to start our second day of outdoor kindy…. the kind of morning that called for a warm beanie… and hinted at the fact we would probably need waterproof boots and coats as the day went on… Once the fire was lit, I took the chance to wander around the yard and take some shots of it prior
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Outdoor Kindy Week, Term 3, 2014. DAY 1

“YAY, its outdoor kindy week” were the first words that came out of one of our excited children’s mouths this morning as they climbed bleary eyed out of bed.  After a glorious couple of weeks of being teased by the gentle warmth of spring this mornings forecast was for a typical late winters day.  Cool temperatures and showers.  The winter woollies were pulled back out, and waterproof clothing packed
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Outdoor Kindy Week, Term 2, 2014. Day 4

Today was the final day of this terms outdoor kindy week. It was a typical autumn day, mild temperatures, no rain. Maybe this is why it began with many parents staying around to watch their children, chat by the fire, and immerse themselves and their younger children in the whole outdoor kindy experience.   Our Muddy Puddles Kitchen was the place to be today.  The new sign was proudly hung to
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Outdoor Kindy Week Term 2, 2014. Day 2

There was no getting away from the weather today.  We arrived to a yard soaked with water and some minor damage to our outdoor kitchen area from the strong winds over night.  It was raining so heavily that it was a struggle to get the fire started.  Fire lighters and newspaper were soaked within seconds, and the tiny flame from the match was quickly extinguished by the rain. 
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Outdoor Kindy week Term 2, 2014…..day 1

The first thing we heard as we woke this morning was the sound of rain on the roof, it was steady and rhythmical, but as the time to head to kindy drew nearer it cleared….but as always the children arrived prepared for what ever might eventuate – I think some may even have been a little disappointed by the lack of rain today! It
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Outdoor Kindy Week. Term 4, 2013. Day 3

A light drizzle was falling as we arrived at kindy this morning. The ground was damp, the wood was damp and the smell of the gentle rain that had fallen overnight reminded us of how lucky we had been with the weather so far.  The campfire struggled to catch, but as the flames gently dried the timber, they produced a lovely warmth and a steady glow.  The air
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Outdoor Kindy Week. Term 4, 2013. Day 2

The smoke from the fire drifted silently through the leaves of the trees as the first warm rays of sun began to peek over the fence, their dappled light playing with the smoke.  The outdoor environment was still and quiet, as if taking a breather, waiting in anticipation to be filled once again with joyful laughter, and the excited sounds of children at play. The tell tale
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Outdoor Kindy Week. Term 4, 2013. Day 1

Welcome to term 4, Outdoor Kindy Week – our final week of outdoor kindy for 2013.  Its been a wonderful learning curve over the course of the year for all of the children, staff and parents, and we hope you have enjoyed joining us on this amazing journey.  We have gone from being a perhaps a little over organised, nervous and super prepared for absolutely everything in term
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