Week 4! Thursday Forest Dreamers 3.5.2020

March 11, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

Greetings from the forest! In week 4 of Forest Dreamers we explored the ecosystems of the vine forest and the swamp! We started our day in the glen with a mud painting activity! Some of climbed or built with logs while we made our snacks, and then the dreamers sang their morning song. On this… Read more »

Week 1! Wednesday Forest Dreamers 2/12

February 18, 2020 - Forest Dreamers

Hello Forest Dreamer Families! Our class had a wonderful first day of Nature school! Our morning started with some wild play. We climbed trees, built log forts and played “Mr. Fox”. Then our students began their morning routine of making their snack and singing our morning song. Our goal for the day was to look… Read more »

Biomimicry: A Day of Color

May 14, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

5/8/2018 Today was our last class before Mother’s Day so we hoped to surprise our moms with origami flowers.  We made two different types of flowers, starting with the more complicated one.  This was a craft we had hoped to do a few weeks back when learning about how leaves fit into buds but we… Read more »

Living Wetlands Week 9

May 11, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Today was a fantastic day full of frog songs, pond exploration and hiking.  We began, as usual, checking out our plant phenology project at the hidden story circle.  We noticed our leaves have gotten huge!  Everyone pulled out the ruler and measured some of their biggest spicebush leaves.  I also took note of my tree,… Read more »

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 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 1

March 1, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Welcome to Monday’s Living Wetlands Homeschool!  I am so excited to start spring semester.  We began our semester by exploring a topic about Maple Sugaring.  It’s that time of the year again at the Irvine so we explored some of the trails while looking for tapped trees, stoking the fire under the evaporator and doing… Read more »