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Rainbow Gardens

April 5, 2014 - Preschool Weekly

Fuzzy chicks, mud puddles, and tiny seeds were the name of the game this week. Colorful signs of spring were explored through rainbow collaged books, plant-based dye-making (think raspberries making vibrant pink dye), and dyed rice rainbows. We began all kinds of seedlings (peppers, squash, arugula, tomatoes) in the greenhouse and in the cold frame.… Read more »

Turtle Splash

March 15, 2013 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned all about turtles! Favorite Activities: We got to meet a diamondback terrapin and compared its features to a box turtle. We pretended to move like turtles and acted out how box turtles protect themselves. We decorated our own turtle vests by printing scale patterns on them with egg cartons. We loved getting… Read more »

Snowy Science

February 10, 2013 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We were in the mood for making experiments this week! Favorite Activities: We did loads of fun experiments including one with borax that created crystals. We also loved the “frozen bubbles” experiement outside. Parents visited the classroom to read stories about weather and science, and even helped make snow people for our… 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 »

Make Way for Frogs

April 13, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We tromped through the forest and wetland in search of wiggly tadpoles and hippity hoppity frogs. We were lucky enough to spot several tadpoles during our travels! We listened to various frog calls and learned more about the resident wood frog tadpoles we are raising in the classroom. We played ZAP to… Read more »

Counting to Spring

March 16, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We counted our way through spring clues! We had fun using colorful eggs for sorting and matching. We made “stained glass” art of many spring clues, such as rain drops, birds, and butterflies. We counted buds on the trees, tiny wildflowers blooming, and hawks soaring over the meadow. We had a cork scavenger… Read more »