Second Week Stride

September 16, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Summer has started to show signs it is coming to an end. Thankfully, our year at Nature Preschool is just beginning! The classes quickly found their stride and the children were ready to explore  new areas on the trails and in the forest. They brought their nature journals to some of Irvine’s most special spots: one class… Read more »

Wet, Wild and Wormy

May 6, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The weather this week as reminded Nature Preschool how important rain is to transform the spring forest! There is so much green to be seen! Spice bush leaves are speckled with raindrops as they limit our sight through the emerging brush. With rain, comes mud and worms, two of Nature Preschool’s favorite things! This week… Read more »

Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation!

December 4, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Everyone is planning on getting warm this upcoming season!  How do you stay warm? How do animals stay warm during the long, cold winter? That was the question on our mind this week! We learned about hibernation, migration and adaptation through games, discussions, and hands-on exploration.  Outside we searched out areas that may be  a… Read more »

Seeds & Fungus, In Fall, Among Us

October 4, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Fall is here and the Nature Preschool at Irvine is eager to explore the beginning signs of our new season! What do you think can be found in nature during fall? In our classrooms we introduced some clues. Crunchy leaves, hickory nuts and dried cornstalks were added to our discovery tables! We added feathers, acorns… Read more »