Animal News

September 22, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

[slideshow]This Week’s Adventures: We pretended to be animals as we learned all about local wild life. We also had a special visit from our local volunteer fire fighters. Favorite Activities: Our imaginations were switched on as we became foxes, gathered acorns like squirrels, and hurdled over obstacles like deer. We collaged animal pictures in our nature alphabet… Read more »

Oh Happy Day! School Starts Up Again!

September 10, 2012 - About this Blog..., Preschool News

Thanks to all of you that attended the Preschool Family Orientation! What a fun way to start up our school year! The gentle rain made for a muddy scavenger hunt with many laughs that followed in the classrooms. If you are a new parent to our program, check out this link to learn more about our weekly… Read more »

Garden Treasures

April 28, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned about plants and petals as we pondered the letter “Pp”! Popcorn flower art, planted grass-a-pillars, and seed books were all part of the fun! We also had our Spring Sing Campfire for families this week – it was a wonderful way to herald in the season! Next’s Week’s Theme: Rainbow Bugs (focus on… Read more »

Food in the Garden

March 9, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We had a delicious week learning about food and where it comes from. We hiked the trails to locate old farm fields and garden plots that grow food. We loved to sing songs about seeds and get our hands dirty digging outside. We looked for food sources for animals, too. Next’s Week’s Theme: Counting to… Read more »

Our Grateful Hearts

December 3, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: There are many things to be thankful for and many ways to show we are grateful. We explored our feelings of thankfulness as we learned about the special, uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving. Favorite Activities: We were grateful for the cranberry sauce finger paint! We also wrote out things we are thankful for… Read more »

Ready for the Harvest

October 14, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned that farmers harvest many things such as apples, corn, and pumpkins in the fall. We also expanded our “H” word vocabulary – hay, husk, honey, and helper just to name a few! Favorite Activities: We loved examining our basket full of harvest foods. We tasted harvest foods such as cranberries,… Read more »

We Are Planet Pals

September 30, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We defined Earth and spent time exploring and discovering ways to care for Earth. Favorite Activities: We met our class “pets”, hundreds of baby horseshoe crabs, which we will raise and release in May. We discussed the special habitats where they are found on Earth. Every child got to name a horseshoe crab, too. We aslo sorted unwanted items… Read more »

Hello Nature, Hello Friends!

September 16, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We focused on getting to know one another, our classroom and trails, and routines at The Nature Preschool. Favorite Activities: We loved sharing our Me Bags with new friends and teachers. We also practiced writing our names on summer leaves for the giant tree in the Mud Room. It was fun learning our… Read more »