Ice Explorers

January 8, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

It finally feels like winter! Nature Preschool was overjoyed to get outside and explore the changes that came with this cold weather! We observed the bare forest, saw our breath, and found frost and ice all around!  The children discovered they could melt frost off pieces of mulch by blowing hot breath on them or… 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 »

Seeds & Fungus, In Fall, Among Us

October 4, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Fall is here and the Nature Preschool at Irvine is eager to explore the beginning signs of our new season! What do you think can be found in nature during fall? In our classrooms we introduced some clues. Crunchy leaves, hickory nuts and dried cornstalks were added to our discovery tables! We added feathers, acorns… Read more »

Welcome Fall!

September 25, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Cool breezes, falling leaves and the sound of nuts plopping from the trees are all around at The Nature Preschool at Irvine! We welcome fall with open arms! The children have been using their “observing scopes” to spot some signs of fall! We have seen scurrying chipmunks eagerly collecting nuts! The children took a cue… Read more »

Spring Has Sprung!

April 17, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool at Irvine couldn’t be more excited about the arrival of Spring! We have welcomed the warm showers and soaked up the spring sunshine with open arms! What kind of changes do you notice when we enter this new season? The changes in spring have been a huge part of our lessons the… Read more »