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winter activities

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 »

Art Outside

February 3, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We explored different art processes indoors and OUT! Favorite Activities: We loved making our own play dough and finger paint. We painted stones, trees, and leaves outside. We made ice sculptures that water the trees and made beautiful natural scultpures which we left throughout the outdoor classoroom for others to find. We used yarn… Read more »

Whose Tracks?

January 28, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We were really making tracks learning all about the shapes of different animals’ feet. Favorite Activities: We loved stamping animal tracks on artwork and narrating stories about these animals. We examined deer hides, antlers, and feet. We searched for (and created our own!) animal tracks on the trail and in our natural… Read more »

Hoot and Howl

January 20, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned about owls that hoot in the night. Favorite Activities: We loved meeting the barred owl with Miss Laura and learning about how it uses its call in the night. The feather guessing jar was a fun way to count and measure, too. We loved doing print-making to create an owl with patterned wings. We… Read more »

Under a Blanket of Snow

January 6, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned about hibernation and the useful role that snow plays in winter. Favorite Activities: We loved using puppets to act out Jan Brett’s folktale The Mitten. Our tape snowflake paintings were as hit as were our little houses where we wrote letter “Hh” for home. We learned some new winter songs and… Read more »

Magical Winter

January 6, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We celebrated the magic of winter and the holiday season! Favorite Activities: We measured and baked making gingerbread “people” to share. We also used our guessing jar to predict how many scarves, mittens, and pinecones were inside. We enjoyed singing songs like “Suzy Snowflake”, “Frosty the Snowman”, and “Where is Bear” to… Read more »

Counting to Winter

December 19, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We counted everything in sight! Favorite Activities: We looked for numbers along the trail and created some of our own using twigs and vines. We counted different groups of things like stones, seeds, logs, mushrooms or tracks. We had fun finding the “matching mittens” in the meadow and asking “what time is it… Read more »

Our Community

December 11, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: The students spent time learning about communities and the important jobs that make up a successful community. We also compared human communities to natural communities and what they share in common. Favorite Activities: We loved creating a map of our classroom community and trying on several careers during Imagination Station time. We… Read more »