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Earth Heroes

March 18, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool is feeling powerful! The children love super powers and heroes. So this week, they were especially excited to discover that creatures in nature all have powers that make them special. They are called adaptations. We brainstormed about different kinds of powers and then thought about which animals have might have them. Which animals can fly?… 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 »

Falling Into Autumn

October 9, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool had another fabulous week falling into Autumn! We avoided the big storm and still got to enjoy the gifts Mother Nature left behind from last week’s rain! The damp earth lent itself to the children’s continued interest in toads, worms, and mushrooms! Although our biggest gift was the bright, autumn sunshine! It… Read more »

The Mammal In Me!

September 18, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Our second week and The Nature Preschool has already settled in! This week the children continued sharing more about themselves and all the classes are starting to feel very familiar to the children! Friendships have blossomed and old relationships have grown! Inside the classroom the children stayed busy during imagination stations! We continued to share… Read more »