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Earth Heroes

March 18, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool is feeling powerful! The children love super powers and heroes. So this week, they were especially excited to discover that creatures in nature all have powers that make them special. They are called adaptations. We brainstormed about different kinds of powers and then thought about which animals have might have them. Which animals can fly?… Read more »

Blankets of Leaves

November 10, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: A chill is in the air whispering winter will be here soon, but we continue to marvel at autumn leaves. Favorite Activities: Ever painted with a pine needle paint brush? Or pretended to sway like a tree dropping leaves? Have you played “scratch and sniff” with tree bark? Or examined what’s hiding… Read more »

Animal News

September 22, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

[slideshow]This Week’s Adventures: We pretended to be animals as we learned all about local wild life. We also had a special visit from our local volunteer fire fighters. Favorite Activities: Our imaginations were switched on as we became foxes, gathered acorns like squirrels, and hurdled over obstacles like deer. We collaged animal pictures in our nature alphabet… 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 »

Whose Tracks?

January 28, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We were really making tracks learning all about the shapes of different animals’ feet. Favorite Activities: We loved stamping animal tracks on artwork and narrating stories about these animals. We examined deer hides, antlers, and feet. We searched for (and created our own!) animal tracks on the trail and in our natural… Read more »