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Art & Science of the Land: Week 8

December 5, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

10/30/2018 Today we re-explored some of our favorite places at Irvine, the seven sycamore tree along the Bauer Path trail and the Native American site.  We set off from our meeting spot, along the Vista Loop Trail and stopped at the Gazebo and enjoyed snack and sharing moments from over the weekend or since last… Read more »

Art & Science of the Land: Week 11

December 3, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

11/27/2018 It was a cold day today with temperatures barely getting out of the 30s.  Despite the cold we hiked down to the Gazebo where we had snack and shared any exciting events since last class.  We hadn’t been in class for two weeks as we celebrated Thanksgiving so everyone had a lot to share. … Read more »

Winter is Coming!- Tuesday/Thursday Forest Dreamers

December 2, 2018 -

After over a week away due to Thanksgiving and snow, we gathered back in the Glen amazed at the differences in the forest! Quickly, we gathered our snack, sang our Good Morning Song (after changing some of the lines) and set off for the days adventure! We looked around and noticed that the leaves had… Read more »

Changing Seasons- Monday/Wednesday Forest Dreamers

December 2, 2018 -

    We gathering in the Glen for the first time in over a week and what a difference the short time has made! Leaves litter the forest floor, raindrops drip from the gnarly branches, and all looks quiet in the woods.  We were excited to see the changes today and wanted to set off… Read more »

Art & Science of the Land: Week 10

November 29, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

11/13/2018 Fall semester for homeschool is winding down with only a couple weeks left.  Today we learned about our third and last nature artist for Fall, Nancy Holt.  Holt’s vision was to allow people the opportunity to observe amazing features of the natural world, such as stars, solstices and vivid geographic locations using her art… Read more »

Rainy Days and Far Escapades!- Tuesday/Thursday Forest Dreamers

November 15, 2018 - Forest Dreamers, Preschool

Rainy days can ruin outdoor fun for some people! We are taught that you can’t have fun in the rain…that we SHOULD stay inside. Rain is important for nature…for plants, animals, and life in the forest! One of our mottos is “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing!” Last week we had our first… Read more »

Week of Art- Monday/Wednesday Forest Dreamers

November 5, 2018 -

    Fall at Irvine is absolutely beautiful! The leaves are finally starting to turn colors, especially along the stream beds. Today was a great day to go check out the ponds and take in the changing leaves.  We set off down the meadow trail searching for interesting leaves along the way. When we reached the… Read more »

Art and Science of the Land: Week 6 & 7

October 29, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

10/16/2018 Mid-semester campfire Before enjoying a campfire with our families and fellow homeschoolers, we continued our lesson on leaves.  With fall colors starting to show we started with an experiment to learn more about the colors that make up leaves in the fall.  In this experiment we gathered three different colors of leaves, green, yellow… Read more »