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Maple Magic & More

February 26, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

After our Maple Magic Brunch, Nature Preschool was ready for more sweet, sappy fun! The children continued to explore the process of maple sugaring through creative play and hands on activities. Spring is starting to sneak up on us! We noticed changes to the trail like melting snow, budding branches and active wildlife. Our favorite moments… Read more »

Welcome Winter

December 24, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Winter is officially here! Well, according to the calendar anyway. The Nature Preschoolers opened their senses to the subtle signs of winter all around! We spotted bare branches, identified birds in the bird blind and noticed the changes to the stream. The rain provided some of the very best sensory play! We made mud pies,… Read more »

Harvest & Hayrides

October 24, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool at Irvine had a week full of fall fun! We explored the autumn harvest with pumpkins, gourds and apples! Mr. Brooks, Executive Director of Irvine Nature Center, showed the classes how to use the cider press to make apple cider! We took pumpkins and gourds to the meadow, went on harvest hunts… Read more »