Biomimicry: Birds and Flight Part 2

April 5, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

4/3/2018 Spring has arrived and with Spring come the birds!  Last class we learned about why people study and watch birds, how to identify birds and also how to sketch birds.  We also got to build really cool paper airplanes of various designs and test them in the field!  This week was all about bird… Read more »

Biomimicry: Birds and Flight Part 1

March 19, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

3/13/2018 Birds were the talk of the day as we learned more about how technology has been influenced by birds, what we can learn from studying birds, and how to be inspired by birds in the form of art.  We started by asking the question, why do we study birds?  What’s the purpose?  A lot… Read more »

I’ve Got a Feeling…

October 21, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Just like the Beatles remind us in their song, “I’ve Got a Feeling” , we can’t hide our feelings. Expressing them in a safe and healthy way can be done, but first you have to learn to identify all those feelings, feelings deep inside, oh yeah… Cue Emotion Coach, Danny LaBrecque, aka Mr. Danny. Mr.… Read more »

The Best Nest

March 4, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool learned all about nesting this week! What animals are creating nests right now? What do they use them for? Where can we find them? Outside the children were on the lookout for nests, burrows and lairs. We spotted squirrel nests high in the tree tops, found chipmunk and vole burrows, and even spotted… Read more »

Birds & Blooms in Spring

May 17, 2014 - Preschool Weekly

Just what do nature preschoolers do in Spring? Here’s what emerged this week as we discovered habits of birds in spring: making a nests out of cat tail fluff making binoculars with toilet paper rolls (it never gets old!) finding “wormies” creating worm homes in mud puddles exploring the wetlands and making mazes through the… Read more »

Grateful Hearts

November 27, 2013 - Preschool Weekly

It was a short week with the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah holidays, but we still took time to express our gratitude for each other and the natural community. Children wrote and dictated things they are grateful for onto wallpaper hearts and hung them on our tree of thanks. We also made bird feeders outside using apples,… Read more »

Something to Crow About

November 9, 2013 - Preschool Weekly

We discovered the amazing habits of crows and their behavior in fall. We also thought about the relationship between farmers and crows with scarecrow-making. Notice all the play opportunity and skill development taking place while using loose parts to make a huge nest, climbing on hay bales, sorting feathers, drawing birds, making pine cone crows, using feathers… Read more »