Living Wetlands Week 8

May 2, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Today was mostly about art in nature.  We explored the meadows, painted, created some nature art and discovered more about our phenology study.  Starting with our afternoon circle we got a chance to share what we did over the weekend and then we checked out our plants.  The leaves are getting really big and the… 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 »

Living Wetlands Week 5

April 3, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Today was a beautiful day to enjoy outside!  We started with our weekly phenology study.  Again, not much has changed (however, with the warmer weather I think that will change very soon!).  Solace got a chance to see his plant after not seeing it last week and did mention that it looked different.  The buds… Read more »

Living Wetlands Week 4

March 27, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Today was the first day of spring!  There was also still some snow on the ground from the snow storm that hit our area last week.  Because of the snow and muddy ground, it was a perfect day for looking for animal tracks, which we started right after our afternoon check-in circle and our plant… Read more »

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 »

Living Wetlands Week 2

March 8, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Last week we had a blast learning about the maple sugaring process and this week was our first official class on wetlands!  Wetlands are critical habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal species and here at Irvine we are incredibly lucky to have a few different types of wetlands.  We have year round… Read more »