Early Childhood Programs Blog

Week 5! Thursday Forest Dreamers 3.12.2020

March 19, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

In last weeks Forest Dreamer class, students learned all about watershed ecosystems! The day started in the glen with games, drawing, nature artifact collection, and observation of our local field mouse nest! Our destination today was the headwater stream. For many of us this was a new location to explore.  On our hike to the… Read more »

Week 5! Wednesday Forest Dreamers 3.11.2020

March 18, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

We started last Tuesdays Forest Dreamers class with glen exploration. Students observed our local field mouse nest, played Mr.Fox and continued to construct a ladder for tree climbing. On this day we decided to hike back towards the “fox scat” boardwalk and explore a new area by the creek. Along the way the dreamers noticed… Read more »

Week 4! Thursday Forest Dreamers 3.5.2020

March 11, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

Greetings from the forest! In week 4 of Forest Dreamers we explored the ecosystems of the vine forest and the swamp! We started our day in the glen with a mud painting activity! Some of climbed or built with logs while we made our snacks, and then the dreamers sang their morning song. On this… Read more »

Week 4! Wednesday Forest Dreamers 3.4.2020

March 10, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

Greetings from the Forest! In Forest Dreamers Week 4, the students impressed us with their curiosity and stamina! We once again hiked out down Bauer Road, past the Native American Site, over the boardwalk and into the duck pond meadow. Before starting our hike, students doodled and practiced building in the Glen and we sang… Read more »

Week 3 Wednesday Forest Dreamers! 2-25-2020

March 3, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

The third week of Forest Dreamers was a day full of exploring the unknown! Our group traveled deeper into Irvine’s property than ever before! We started our morning with mud painting! We saw beautiful art made with all the different shades of mud. Our friends also worked together to build structures like a fort and… Read more »

Week 2! Thursday Forest Dreamers 2-20-20

February 26, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

In Forest Dreamer’s week 2 students discovered new trails, new games and new friends! Our morning started with a drawing provocation of leaf and bark rubbings or free draw. Other students practiced climbing, balancing and collecting nature artifacts around the Glen. After making our trail snack bags and singing our morning song we headed out… Read more »

Week 2! Wednesday Forest Dreamers 2-19-2020

February 25, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

In our second week of Forest Dreamers, students explored one of their favorite destinations, the Native American site! Our morning started with a drawing exercise of bark rubbings and drawing your favorite ecosystem. After singing our morning song and creating our trail snacks, the forest dreamers started hiking towards our final destination. Along the way… Read more »

Week 1! Thursday Forest Dreamers 2/13/2020

February 19, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

Our First day of Forest Dreamers was filled with adventure and wonderful observations of nature. The students started the day with magnifying glass exploration, viewing the forest from a different perspective. Our friends then gathered together to sing our morning song and after we made our trail snacks! Both of these will be part of… Read more »

Week 1! Wednesday Forest Dreamers 2/12

February 18, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

Hello Forest Dreamer Families! Our class had a wonderful first day of Nature school! Our morning started with some wild play. We climbed trees, built log forts and played “Mr. Fox”. Then our students began their morning routine of making their snack and singing our morning song. Our goal for the day was to look… Read more »

Week 12 Forest Dreamers! 12-04-19

December 12, 2019 - Forest Dreamers

Good Morning to all the dreamers and their families! In week 12 of class we dove into the mystery of animal tracks! Our morning activity included drawing tracks, guessing which tracks belong to which animals and using track stamps! We discussed clues that can be used to distinguish each animals footprint and cadence. To warm… Read more »