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 »

Biomimicry: Build Like A Beaver

October 17, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

October 10th, 2017 Today was all about using our nature engineering skills to build a dam and discover the best materials for dam building and put ourselves in the mind of a beaver.  We started our afternoon by revealing our chlorophyll experiment from the previous week.  We had collected leaves of different colors, torn them… Read more »

Biomimicry: Burrs and Frogcicles

September 19, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Welcome to everyone!  Today was our first day of Earth Friends Biomimicry class!  It’s going to be a really exciting semester where we get the opportunity to explore all of Irvine’s ecosystems and learn about native plants and animals, some that have even inspired various types of technology and innovations.  Before we jumped into Biomimicry… 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 »