Art & Science of the Land: Week 8

December 5, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

10/30/2018 Today we re-explored some of our favorite places at Irvine, the seven sycamore tree along the Bauer Path trail and the Native American site.  We set off from our meeting spot, along the Vista Loop Trail and stopped at the Gazebo and enjoyed snack and sharing moments from over the weekend or since last… Read more »

Story Circle

October 21, 2018 - Forest Dreamers, Preschool

Salamanders and things! We come together with ideas for our Forest Dreamer friends each class but have no set plan.  This way, our friends can really control how we spend our time together. Today, we had our map and set off on a scavenger hunt when we discovered “salamander circle”.  This wasn’t intentional…our friends were… Read more »

Biomimicry: Stick it and float it

September 27, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

What a great second week!  This week we finished up our conversation about burrs and velcro from last week and did a really fun experiment velcro and we also created some really amazing rafts from natural materials.  We started the day with our afternoon meeting circle in our new story ring just behind the outdoor… Read more »

Living Wetlands Week 5

April 3, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Today was a beautiful day to enjoy outside!  We started with our weekly phenology study.  Again, not much has changed (however, with the warmer weather I think that will change very soon!).  Solace got a chance to see his plant after not seeing it last week and did mention that it looked different.  The buds… Read more »

Forest Explorers Week 6

October 29, 2016 - Earth Friends

You never know what you will discover around here! The old saying- “you can’t step into the same river twice” rings true with us this week. We started with a check in at the stump circle. Afterwards, we all checked under our stump seats to discover salamanders, worms, ants, spiders, and beetles! We then headed… Read more »