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Spring Celebrations

April 17, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool celebrated The Week of the Young Child! Each day had its own unique theme: Music Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Freestyle Friday! Out on the trails we saw blooming flowers, butterflies and sunny spring skies! We ended our week long celebration in song at our annual Spring Sing. Friday evening families… Read more »

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 »

Snow Daze

February 5, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

As snow melted and the temperature started getting warmer Nature Preschool  explored the changes in the late winter season. Did the groundhog see his shadow? We hope not, because we are ready to spot signs of spring! On the trail we used our senses to find animal tracks, mud, ice; a little bit of everything!… Read more »

Week One, Fun In The Sun

September 11, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

School is back in session! The familiar sounds of scurrying preschool feet, sweet song tunes and bursting laughter have returned to Irvine Nature Center! This week the children spent time getting to know their teachers, their classroom and each other! During imagination stations we played with playdough, puzzles, mailed letters in the writing centers, and… Read more »