Early Childhood Programs Blog

Water Worlds

May 18, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We drip with learning as we explore aquatic habitats! The wetlands, stream, and vernal pools are our playground! (Okay, not really – we try very hard not to harm any creatures!) We examine life in wet places and find toads, green frogs, tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs, crayfish…and well, you get the picture! We practice letter “Ww”… Read more »

Buzzing Meadow Magic

May 11, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We were a-buzz learning about flowers and pollinators this week. We  made beautiful recycled flower bouquets in honor of Mother’s Day. We also planted our very own sunflower house! We continued to explore the meadow in search of beetles, butterflies, grasshoppers, bees – and the occasional hawk or frog! Next’s Week’s Theme: Water… Read more »

Rainbow Bugs

May 10, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: The world is full of colorful creatures and insects are no exception! This week we used sweep nets to gather tiny creatures in the tall grass. We compared insects to other critters like spiders and millipedes. We discovered traits that make insects special and learned how the color of their bodies helps them… Read more »

Garden Treasures

April 28, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned about plants and petals as we pondered the letter “Pp”! Popcorn flower art, planted grass-a-pillars, and seed books were all part of the fun! We also had our Spring Sing Campfire for families this week – it was a wonderful way to herald in the season! Next’s Week’s Theme: Rainbow Bugs (focus on… Read more »

Earth Day, Every Day

April 20, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We celebrated our love of nature and Earth Day! We had outdoor adventures after making our egg carton scavenger hunt boxes. We made nature collages, drew Earth, and practiced letter “Y” for YOU! We participated in a “Day Around the Bay” activity to think about how people’s actions can affect our surroundings. We… Read more »

Make Way for Frogs

April 13, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We tromped through the forest and wetland in search of wiggly tadpoles and hippity hoppity frogs. We were lucky enough to spot several tadpoles during our travels! We listened to various frog calls and learned more about the resident wood frog tadpoles we are raising in the classroom. We played ZAP to… Read more »

If I Were a Snake…

March 30, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We took one amazing, bumpy ride in the hay wagon with Mr. Wally this week! We searched for snakes and stumbled upon mayapple along the way. Miss Laura visited our classroom with the Eastern Kingsnake and Hognose snake much to our delight. We used our fingerprints to create snakes along with paper… Read more »

Rabbits and Raindrops

March 23, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

[slideshow] This Week’s Adventures: We delighted in Spring as we learned about emerging plants and animals in Spring. We made raindrop paintings and flowers. We searched for spring wildflowers and even came across some snakes! We watched a bird banding demonstration to see how we can track where birds go each season. We loved playing “rabbits… Read more »

Counting to Spring

March 16, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We counted our way through spring clues! We had fun using colorful eggs for sorting and matching. We made “stained glass” art of many spring clues, such as rain drops, birds, and butterflies. We counted buds on the trees, tiny wildflowers blooming, and hawks soaring over the meadow. We had a cork scavenger… Read more »