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Outdoor Kindy Week 2014. Term 4, Day 4

With each season comes the emergence of whole new set of challenges.  We have had plenty of experience in learning to cope with the cold and the wet that term 2 & 3 tend to throw at us, but todays forecast of 37 degrees really presented us with a whole new realm of challenges and learning opportunities. The day involved constant and ongoing risk assessment.  There
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Outdoor Kindy Week 2014 Term 4, Day 3

What a stark contrast todays 30 plus temperatures provided to the experience of rain, cold and mud of outdoor kindy weeks in term 2 and 3.     Today was all about water!  We constructed a paddling ‘pool’ in the sandpit…. Everyone enjoyed the cool water.  Some immersed themselves in the whole experience, literally…. While some bided their time until they were free to explore and enjoy the tranquillity of the
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Outdoor Kindy Week 2104, Term 4, Day 2

Term 4 is a very busy term, and some planned activities still continue during outdoor week. Today included a dance session with Heidi from Dancify.  It was the perfect morning to be outside learning a new dance, and Heidi never fails to have the children totally captivated and engaged for the entire session. The yard was busy all day with small groups of children breaking away
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Outdoor kindy week term 4 day 1

    What a start to our Outdoor Kindy Week! It was a beautiful, mild, sunny day and the children arrived enthusiastic and ready for a fun-filled day of learning. The children had so many good ideas at morning meeting; pirates and treasure hunting thanks to a treasure map that arrived (antiqued with coffee and burnt around the edges) with one of our young
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Children Exploring …. Bush Kindy

What a fantastic day we spent with the bugs group at our bush kindy site today. The weather was perfect and the children spent the whole day engaged in the most amazing learning and discovery.  The bush kindy experience provides children with such an authentic way to engage with nature and to challenge themselves. It allows for unequalled rich and varied exploration of self directed play experiences,
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Bush Kindy – a Windy, Fun-Filled Day of Learning

What an amazing opportunity bush kindy is for our children.  This was my first experience of bush kindy at the rec grounds and I was absolutely blown away by how engaged the children were and how much the environment had to offer. There was plenty of opportunity to explore and investigate; lots of bugs and creepy crawlies.. Opportunities to marvel at nature: Opportunities to
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Digging Deeper Conference – second conference released.

Are you interested in unpacking your current philosophy and practice in relation to outdoor learning environments and experiences? Would you like to delve deeper into exploring/developing outdoor learning environments in your setting? If you would like to share in a day of discussion, exploration and challenge, then we’d like to invite you to share in this rare opportunity. As a result of overwhelming requests
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Digging Deeper – Unearthing Authentic Outdoor Learning

http://lobethal2.redchilli.webfactional.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/digging-deeper-flyer-v1-5-1.pdf (412kb) DIGGING DEEPER…….. Unearthing Authentic Outdoor Learning- 19th September 2014 Are you interested in unpacking your current philosophy and practice in relation to outdoor learning environments and experiences? Would you like to delve deeper into exploring/developing outdoor learning environments in your setting? If you would like to share in a day of discussion, exploration and challenge, then we’d like to invite you to
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Outdoor Kindy Term 2, 2014. Day 3

The fire crackled to life with very little effort this morning.  As far as the weather goes, this morning was the nicest so far, cool but not cold, cloudy but no rain.  We did get showers over the course of the day, but they really went un-noticed by the majority of the children.  Those that chose to keep removing their waterproof clothing spent the
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‘Exploring Belonging’

Using a variety of media to share our learning experiences with the children, families and wider community is always an important part of our teaching and reflecting.  We – the staff and children,  take a lot of photos which are used in many different ways.  We use a large imac screen to share the many photos, videos and slide shows we have of the centres learning experiences, and those of the
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