Week 5! Wednesday Forest Dreamers 3.11.2020

March 18, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

We started last Tuesdays Forest Dreamers class with glen exploration. Students observed our local field mouse nest, played Mr.Fox and continued to construct a ladder for tree climbing. On this day we decided to hike back towards the “fox scat” boardwalk and explore a new area by the creek. Along the way the dreamers noticed… Read more »

Week 4! Thursday Forest Dreamers 3.5.2020

March 11, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

Greetings from the forest! In week 4 of Forest Dreamers we explored the ecosystems of the vine forest and the swamp! We started our day in the glen with a mud painting activity! Some of climbed or built with logs while we made our snacks, and then the dreamers sang their morning song. On this… Read more »

Week 3 Wednesday Forest Dreamers! 2-25-2020

March 3, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

The third week of Forest Dreamers was a day full of exploring the unknown! Our group traveled deeper into Irvine’s property than ever before! We started our morning with mud painting! We saw beautiful art made with all the different shades of mud. Our friends also worked together to build structures like a fort and… Read more »

Week 1! Wednesday Forest Dreamers 2/12

February 18, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

Hello Forest Dreamer Families! Our class had a wonderful first day of Nature school! Our morning started with some wild play. We climbed trees, built log forts and played “Mr. Fox”. Then our students began their morning routine of making their snack and singing our morning song. Our goal for the day was to look… Read more »

Harvest Moon

October 27, 2017 - Preschool News

The Harvest Moon By Rose Brusaferro “For the child… it is not half so important to know as to feel.” – Rachel Carson We used September to get settled in; Fireflies, Ferns, Luna Moths, Mayapples, Wooly Bears, and Snails are now inaugurated into a close-knit Nature Preschool family. We’ve played away the jitters of starting… Read more »

Living Wetlands Week 6 and 7

April 25, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Week 6 Today was the day of our campfire party where we celebrated around a large campfire with campfire snacks like hot dogs, s’mores and roasted apples.  It was a great opportunity to mingle with the other homeschool group and also mark the half way point for homeschool.  Can’t believe it’s already half over!  We… Read more »

Forest Dreamers Go Into Hibernation!

December 2, 2016 - Forest Dreamers

What a wonderful week it has been at the creek! Our whole week focused around the creek and its muddy majestic-ness! From straining to sliding to moss covered fairy houses, the Forest Dreamers have returned home caked in mud and smiles! Tuesday was our second rainy day of the entire semester. We spent some time in… Read more »

Invigorating the Senses!

October 8, 2016 - Forest Dreamers

    Our week has been a memorable one! From fungus to fire, we have been heightening our senses and becoming even more aware of our forest and meadow surroundings. On Tuesday, we had a great time molding the river clay we collected last week into different shapes. Sadly, it was too muddy and soupy… 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 »