3/6/2018 Today was a chilly day, with snow falling (that quickly was named “Snailing” because it seemed like a weird snow/hail mix, not quite snow, not quite hail). Before we headed out on the trails, we quickly reviewed what we did last week. We pulled out a maple sugaring sheet with all the steps in… Read more »
10/31/2017 Happy Halloween! Today was our mid-semester campfire which we got to celebrate with the other homeschool classes and our families and friends. Some of us even came in costumes! Before heading down to the campfire we passed out the silicone molds. Last week we were learning about spider silk and how people use learning… Read more »
Happy late October! As this month wraps up, the Forest Dreamers have been feeling the inspirations of the season! We got up close and personal with some pumpkins, gourds, night dwelling animals and crispy fall leaves! On Tuesday, our imaginations created a ‘forest stew’ containing all of the strangest and yuckiest things we could think of!… Read more »
This week the Nature Preschool at Irvine was imagining the sounds of swooping wings in the night and the tickling touch of our favorite 8 legged, creepy crawly friends. The children helped us list what they know about spiders – which was a whole lot! We did more research through stories, games and hands-on activities!… Read more »
In preparation for our annual Fall Campfire & Night Hike, children examined some of the magic of the night. We collected wood and learned about fire safety. What creatures venture out at night? Are they scary? Are they useful? How do these creatures ready themselves for winter?
This Week’s Adventures: We learned about mammals, especially bats! Favorite Activities: We loved comparing bat taxidermy to a blue jay to discover the differences between the two. We were able to make some unusual predictions as we read Stella Luna by Jannel Cannon. Cutting our bat ears and wings was a highlight! Of course, we… Read more »