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C is for Connect & engage

C is for connect & engageCheck that your child is connected and engaged with the activity and it purpose through stories and explanation.

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E is for Expectation

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Expect the learner to ‘have a go’, its alright not to get it the first time, just keep trying! There should be no fear of failure in learning, its counterproductive because learners will shy away from attempting things if there is a fear factor.

Having an expectation of children to learn gives them some autonomy, it shows them that you trust them enough to be able to achieve things by themselves. Great for their self esteem!

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March activities

Well its been a great March at Little Big Fitness. For the littles we concerntrated on ‘me’, and made a book, focusing on one body part a week and drawing, writing then seeing what we can do with it.

The adults had initial fitness testing, the basics of a 300 set, and boxing. Its been a bit of a short month, so we extended the ‘Me’ book theme and will move onto ‘some of my favorite things’ in April (with an Easter activity as well), then start on ‘Pirates’ in May (so excited!)

So here are some of the kids beautiful artwork so far, thanks guys, you have been fantastic!

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F is for fascinate

Sam and I are embarking on a project for our fiteracy facilitator course which is designing posters to describe the 8 conditions of learning (Cambournes conditions of learning). FITERACY has been designed as an anagram of these conditions, and its quite amazing what simple learning opportunities can achieve.

here is number 1, FASCINATE.

F is for Fascinate

F is for Fascinate

The best way to smuggle… fennel (is in sausage rolls, of course!)

mmmm……

Vegie Smugglers

egg glaze for sausage rolls Hide the sausage (roll).

So perhaps spring isn’t this vegie’s best time of year, but due to the supermarket’s supernatural powers, there were some good specimens staring at me the other day and I was inspired. Fennel is a divisive and often little loved vegie that even many adults baulk at. Not everyone loves the aniseed flavour. Which is a shame. When used well, it adds the best little dash of ‘noice & unuuuusssssual’ to a range of dishes.

After some thought, I decided the best way to entice you all to use it is to combine it with my most popular recipe of all time – sausage rolls. Consistently a winner with even the fussiest kids, a bit of puff pastry can hide a multitude of things – in this case it’s fennel, combined gorgeously with pork (which I don’t cook with often), apple, onion and carrot.

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