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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 »

Biomimicry: Windmills, a Hedgehog and a Campfire

December 16, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Week 12: 12/5/2017 This semester has been about discovering inventions, technologies and other innovations that have been inspired by nature, whether that be plants, animals or even weather and other natural phenomenon.  Today we got to make our own windmills because we were talking about how wind turbines have been redesigned to be more efficient… Read more »

Biomimicry: Farm vs Meadow

October 23, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Today we looked at plants, plants and more plants.  We explored plants in the meadow, in the forest and by the stream.  The theme for the day was comparing two different meadow plots to see if one had more species than the other, one plot was more disturbed by humans and the other was less… Read more »

Biomimicry: Burrs and Frogcicles

September 19, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Welcome to everyone!  Today was our first day of Earth Friends Biomimicry class!  It’s going to be a really exciting semester where we get the opportunity to explore all of Irvine’s ecosystems and learn about native plants and animals, some that have even inspired various types of technology and innovations.  Before we jumped into Biomimicry… Read more »

The Leaves, They Are a-Changin’

October 14, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

October’s Party October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came— The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. The Chestnuts came in yellow, The Oaks in crimson dressed; The lovely Misses Maple In scarlet… Read more »

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 »

Nature’s Sweet Sounds

September 30, 2016 - Forest Dreamers

We Forest Dreamers love action, excitement and adventure! Last week we started taking closer looks at the native and non native plants of Irvine. This week, we took a closer listen to the forest. We took a silent walk down the trails-but don’t think we weren’t communicating… we used different ways of ‘talking’ other than our voices! We… Read more »

Earth Friends: Living Off of The Land: Week 1!

September 23, 2016 - Earth Friends

  We had an awesome first week with the Earth Friends: Living Off of The Land class! After waving the parents goodbye, we headed to the gazebo to introduce ourselves. There we exchanged names, favorite animals, and what we wanted to do in the class. Then because talking for long periods of time can get… 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 »