Living Wetlands Week 3

March 20, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

The day after this class was the big snow day that we had been waiting for!  It was really cold this Monday so we kind of altered our plans a bit and decided to spend a good hour at the campfire learning how to build fires, learning fire safety and of course enjoying the warmth!… Read more »

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 »

Animals In The Night

November 7, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool at Irvine explored all things night! What are animals doing in the night? Which are sleeping and which are active? We turned off the lights in our classroom and had imagination stations in the dark! We used lanterns and flashlights to build,  read stories, create art projects and put on puppet shows!… Read more »

Mind, Body, and Spirit

March 13, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool at Irvine was overjoyed to be back for the first full week in a what felt like forever! Teachers and children alike were ecstatic to feel some warmer impending spring temperatures! The past 2 weeks we have been focusing on keeping ourselves healthy. We have explored healthy eating, exercise, and our emotional… Read more »

Maple Sugaring!

February 21, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool at Irvine enjoyed getting introduced to Maple Sugaring! President’s day and snow closings and delays shortened our week considerably, but not enough to stop us from having fun! The children built sugar shacks using sugar cubes, and a sugary mortar that we whipped up! We read stories, sang songs, and played games… Read more »

February Friendships

February 13, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Despite the cold winter weather, friendships flourished this week at the Nature Preschool!  We focused on kindness and showing the people we love that we care for them. During imagination stations we made cards, cut out hearts, painted with stencils at the easel and decorated mailbags! We had to get all ready for our celebration… Read more »

Snowy School Days

January 9, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool was lucky enough to have some snow on the first week back from Winter Break! The snow had lots of animal clues just waiting for us discover! There were  tracks everywhere! We found some left by fox and deer, and followed them around the amphitheater, down hills, and to the edge of the… Read more »