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Lots of team work and problem solving going on!!

Another busy day in the nursery.  Today we had great fun outdoors getting the garden ready for the winter months. The planters were tidied up and to our surprise our potato planter still had lots of potatoes hidden in the soil.  The children were estimating how many potatoes there might be. The amount we harvest were phenomenal. Lots of counting, sorting, measuring and weighing went on.  One child asked ‘what are we going to use these potatoes for’. This sparked off discussions about different types of potatoes and ideas of what we could do.  It was decided we are going to roast them with butter and use the herbs we are growing in the garden.  We also had great fun measuring our sunflowers growing in the garden.  ‘This is bigger’, ‘I can’t reach’. Mathematical language and problem solving skills are developing. Quality group discussions went on among the children. The children all worked collaboratively. What a great day we had.

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