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Pond or Puddle?? Where will we find the best ICE!!- Forest Dreamers Tuesday/Thursday

December 17, 2018 - Forest Dreamers, Preschool

The temperatures have dropped and Forest Dreamers voted to find ice! We headed to the ponds to see what changes happened overnight with the freezing weather and BOY were we excited to see the ICE! We started off our walk noticing the frost on the leaves and under logs. Several of our Forest Dreamer friends… 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 »

Maple Magic & More

February 26, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

After our Maple Magic Brunch, Nature Preschool was ready for more sweet, sappy fun! The children continued to explore the process of maple sugaring through creative play and hands on activities. Spring is starting to sneak up on us! We noticed changes to the trail like melting snow, budding branches and active wildlife. Our favorite moments… Read more »