Week 12 Forest Dreamers! 12-04-19

December 12, 2019 - Forest Dreamers

Good Morning to all the dreamers and their families! In week 12 of class we dove into the mystery of animal tracks! Our morning activity included drawing tracks, guessing which tracks belong to which animals and using track stamps! We discussed clues that can be used to distinguish each animals footprint and cadence. To warm… Read more »

Insects and Invertebrates

October 3, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Hello Earth Friends STEM! We had a great week exploring the differences between insects and arachnids! An insect has three body segments: the head, thorax and abdomen. An arachnid has two body segments: the abdomen and cephalothorax.  Arachnids have eight legs; Insects have six legs. Insects have compound eyes; arachnids have simple eyes. We had a chance to observe 3 types of insects up close. … Read more »

Hello Nature, Hello Friends

September 9, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool is back in session. It has been a magical week full of old friends, new faces, and discovering nature! This year the classes are different insects. We have the Bees, Crickets, Spiders, Dragonflies, Butterflies and Beetles. Each class spent time transitioning into new routines, hiking the trails and exploring the outdoor classroom! Outdoor… Read more »

In Our Garden

April 26, 2013 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We defined the difference between gardens and natura spaces througha  series of outdoor activities, games, songs and art projects. Favorite Activities: We planted our food garden! Students planted onions, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, snap peas – even a blackberry bush! Students also discovered how insects help pollinate plants and rely on them.… Read more »

Buzzing Meadow Magic

May 11, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We were a-buzz learning about flowers and pollinators this week. We  made beautiful recycled flower bouquets in honor of Mother’s Day. We also planted our very own sunflower house! We continued to explore the meadow in search of beetles, butterflies, grasshoppers, bees – and the occasional hawk or frog! Next’s Week’s Theme: Water… Read more »

Rainbow Bugs

May 10, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: The world is full of colorful creatures and insects are no exception! This week we used sweep nets to gather tiny creatures in the tall grass. We compared insects to other critters like spiders and millipedes. We discovered traits that make insects special and learned how the color of their bodies helps them… Read more »

If I Were a Bat…

January 13, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

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 »