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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 »

HOORAY! A SNOW DAY!

January 16, 2019 - Preschool, Preschool News

At the Nature Preschool, we relish time to play and explore in nature, no matter the weather. We play in rain, in puddles, in heat, and chill, and on some magical amazing days we play in SNOW!  This week while most area schools were closed due to the 3” of snow, the Nature Preschool was… Read more »

Maple Magic & More

February 26, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

After our Maple Magic Brunch, Nature Preschool was ready for more sweet, sappy fun! The children continued to explore the process of maple sugaring through creative play and hands on activities. Spring is starting to sneak up on us! We noticed changes to the trail like melting snow, budding branches and active wildlife. Our favorite moments… Read more »

Snow Daze

February 5, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

As snow melted and the temperature started getting warmer Nature Preschool  explored the changes in the late winter season. Did the groundhog see his shadow? We hope not, because we are ready to spot signs of spring! On the trail we used our senses to find animal tracks, mud, ice; a little bit of everything!… Read more »

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 »

Winter Is On The Way!

December 12, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Winter is on the way! This unusually warm December weather may have you feeling otherwise, but the Nature Preschoolers found clues of the changing season! We observed bare branches, spotted migrating birds and discovered hibernating insects! On Thursday evening, the families joined us for our Winter Art Workshop! It was a festive night filled with… Read more »

It’s Snowtime!

January 30, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

“One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day.” -Susan Orlean This couldn’t be more true this week here at the Nature Preschool. The children’s excitement to explore the snow was infectious! Parents, teachers, and visitors all stopped for a moment to watch… Read more »

Warm & Cozy, Snug & Toasty

January 23, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The Nature Preschool had an exciting week! We all enjoyed getting warm and cozy after reading the story The Mitten by Jan Brett. The children enjoyed using small puppets, magnet or felt boards, and their imaginations  to act out the story. We used mittens for so many fun activities! We painted with them, hid them in the… Read more »

Chills and Thrills!

January 16, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

It was cold this week but it didn’t stop the Nature Preschool from getting out on the trails! The children prepared by dressing in full cold weather clothing! So many skills are reinforced while gearing up, like fine and large motor development, patience, determination, confidence and more! They even work on social skills and cooperation by… Read more »