The Leaves, They Are a-Changin’

October 14, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

October’s Party October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came— The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. The Chestnuts came in yellow, The Oaks in crimson dressed; The lovely Misses Maple In scarlet… 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 »

Week One, Fun In The Sun

September 11, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

School is back in session! The familiar sounds of scurrying preschool feet, sweet song tunes and bursting laughter have returned to Irvine Nature Center! This week the children spent time getting to know their teachers, their classroom and each other! During imagination stations we played with playdough, puzzles, mailed letters in the writing centers, and… Read more »

Sensing Winter

February 6, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool at Irvine is learning about senses! We are taking in all the winter wonder through hands on experiences and sensory based learning inside and outside. Our classrooms were filled with spicy aromas this week! The children had so much fun creating spice cards, running the spice market, and acting like chefs while… Read more »