SENSING FALL

October 6, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool welcomes Fall with open arms! We have embarked on many adventures to discover the changes that are occurring as the weather begins to cool down. Have you seen the leaves begin to change? Have you noticed the animals collecting food for the winter? Last week our classes were able to sport their… Read more »

Harvest & Hayrides

October 24, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool at Irvine had a week full of fall fun! We explored the autumn harvest with pumpkins, gourds and apples! Mr. Brooks, Executive Director of Irvine Nature Center, showed the classes how to use the cider press to make apple cider! We took pumpkins and gourds to the meadow, went on harvest hunts… Read more »

Down on the Farm

October 5, 2013 - Family Events & Outings, Preschool Weekly

As we discover cycles and seasons in wild habitats at Irvine Nature Center, we are also thrilled to partner with Pearlstone Center farm to learn about agricultural cycles. This week the children searched for signs of fall both in the woods and down on the farm. See how we milked goats, harvested potatoes and sorted… Read more »

Apples, Pumpkins and Gourds – Oh My!

October 12, 2012 - Family Events & Outings, Preschool Weekly

[slideshow] This Week’s Adventures: Fall is full of fruits such as pumpkins, apples and gourds. We did some hands-on picking, patting and tasting to learn about them! Favorite Activities: We did an apple taste test to see which color apples each child prefers and graphed our preferences with apples the children colored. We also counted and compared the… Read more »

Ready for the Harvest

October 14, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned that farmers harvest many things such as apples, corn, and pumpkins in the fall. We also expanded our “H” word vocabulary – hay, husk, honey, and helper just to name a few! Favorite Activities: We loved examining our basket full of harvest foods. We tasted harvest foods such as cranberries,… Read more »