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Seasonal Story Mapping

January 13, 2017 - Preschool

Highlights from this week: ~Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen was inspiration for dramatic play, storytelling, and exploring landscape features. Tall wavy grass, deep cold river, thick oozy mud, dark forest, swirling whirling snowstorm and a narrow gloomy cave. “Can’t go over it, can’t go under it, we’ll have to through it!” ~Did… 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 »

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 »

Snowy Science

February 10, 2013 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We were in the mood for making experiments this week! Favorite Activities: We did loads of fun experiments including one with borax that created crystals. We also loved the “frozen bubbles” experiement outside. Parents visited the classroom to read stories about weather and science, and even helped make snow people for our… Read more »