Week 11 Forest Dreamers! 11-20-19

December 4, 2019 - Forest Dreamers

Welcome families! In week 11 of Forest Dreamers we roamed back to the Native American site. We started our day with our morning circle! Today we had chocolate scented play dough to create sculptures and story stones to create elaborate tales! We had a lot of fun creating different animals and telling stories about a turtle… Read more »

Harvest Moon

October 27, 2017 - Preschool News

The Harvest Moon By Rose Brusaferro “For the child… it is not half so important to know as to feel.” – Rachel Carson We used September to get settled in; Fireflies, Ferns, Luna Moths, Mayapples, Wooly Bears, and Snails are now inaugurated into a close-knit Nature Preschool family. We’ve played away the jitters of starting… Read more »

Trees Please!

February 24, 2017 - Preschool

I was gifted a special book during the holiday season by Miss Meghan, teacher in the Bees, Dragonflies and Beetles classes. The book she gave me is called Teaching The Trees. It was written by Meghan’s college professor, Joan Maloof. Joan teaches biology and environmental studies at Salisbury University. She shares many interesting and exciting… Read more »

Forest Dreamers Go Into Hibernation!

December 2, 2016 - Forest Dreamers

What a wonderful week it has been at the creek! Our whole week focused around the creek and its muddy majestic-ness! From straining to sliding to moss covered fairy houses, the Forest Dreamers have returned home caked in mud and smiles! Tuesday was our second rainy day of the entire semester. We spent some time in… Read more »

Roots, Trunks and Leaves

October 13, 2013 - Preschool Weekly

As the forest bustles with fall changes, we turn our thoughts to what trees do in autumn. Some of our favorite tree investigations this week included acorn and leaf printing, rubbings made on tree rings, outdoor leaf play, and tree exploration in the rain. “Mother Nature Did you Sneeze” and “I’m a Nut” were favorite songs. Notice all the… Read more »

Tap for Sap

February 23, 2013 - Preschool Weekly

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 »

Tap for Sap

February 24, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We discovered trees in winter and how some tree sap can be delicious this time of year.Favorite Activities: We enjoyed searching for trees with holes from woodpeckers and counting how many trees were tapped with buckets along the trail. We tasted the sap and met taxidermy specimens of woodpeckers, too. We loved… Read more »

Autumn Trees, Blankets of Leaves

November 6, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: The letter “Ll” led the way as we learned all about leaves. Favorite Activities: We loved reading Leaf Man by Lois Elhert and creating our own leaf people along the trail. We created beautiful watercolor leaves, lanterns, and a class wreath. We predicted how many leaves were in our guessing jar and… Read more »