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Grateful Hearts

November 16, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

[slideshow] This Week’s Adventures: We celebrated American Education Week by inviting parents out to be our Trail Buddies! We learned about being kind and reflected on ways to show gratitude. Favorite Activities: We loved sewing heart pillows and piling pillow cases full of leaves for our sit-upons. We wrote “Kk” for kindness and shared things we do to… 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 »

Earth Day, Every Day

April 20, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We celebrated our love of nature and Earth Day! We had outdoor adventures after making our egg carton scavenger hunt boxes. We made nature collages, drew Earth, and practiced letter “Y” for YOU! We participated in a “Day Around the Bay” activity to think about how people’s actions can affect our surroundings. We… Read more »

Tap for Sap

February 24, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We discovered trees in winter and how some tree sap can be delicious this time of year.Favorite Activities: We enjoyed searching for trees with holes from woodpeckers and counting how many trees were tapped with buckets along the trail. We tasted the sap and met taxidermy specimens of woodpeckers, too. We loved… 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 »

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 »