Good Morning to all the dreamers and their families! In week 12 of class we dove into the mystery of animal tracks! Our morning activity included drawing tracks, guessing which tracks belong to which animals and using track stamps! We discussed clues that can be used to distinguish each animals footprint and cadence. To warm… Read more »
The Nature Preschool at Irvine could not wait for more maple sugar magic! We started off our week with fresh snow! There were some interesting tracks leading us into the outdoor classroom! The children were excited to investigate and try to guess what critter left them behind. Hoof prints were definitely deer, but when we saw tiny… Read more »
Everyone is planning on getting warm this winter! How do you stay warm? How do animals stay warm during the long, cold winter? That was the question on everyone’s mind this week! We learned about hibernation, migration and adaptation through games, discussions, and hands on exploration. Out on the trails we kept our eyes peeled… Read more »
Though icy temperatures persist, the trees still prepare for spring. The children made wintery discoveries as we learned about maple sugaring.
This Week’s Adventures: We discoverd the miracle of maple sugarin’ as we hiked through the forest in search of maple trees. Favorite Activities: We compared twigs to learn about opposite and alternate branching to identify maple trees. We gathered sap from tapped trees to add to the evaporator (the special oven where sap turns into… Read more »