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Week 12 Forest Dreamers! 12-04-19

December 12, 2019 - Forest Dreamers

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 »

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 »

Seasonal Story Mapping

January 13, 2017 - Preschool

Highlights from this week: ~Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen was inspiration for dramatic play, storytelling, and exploring landscape features. Tall wavy grass, deep cold river, thick oozy mud, dark forest, swirling whirling snowstorm and a narrow gloomy cave. “Can’t go over it, can’t go under it, we’ll have to through it!” ~Did… Read more »

Winter Warmth

December 22, 2016 - Preschool

  Winter Warmth Do you know what animals do to stay warm in winter? The students at The Nature Preschool do! Hibernate, migrate, adapt! We think that’s also what people do! Here are some fun and creative ways that we explored these concepts: making treats for birds and other animals, migrating to warmer spots at… 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 »

Winter Chills, Frosty Thrills

January 15, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Winter weather chills didn’t stop Nature Preschool from having a blast this past week! We continued our hunt for ice, frost and other signs of winter! In the classrooms we painted with ice and explored the “frozen stream” we created in our sensory bins! The Nature Preschoolers love to climb and balance on logs. In the… Read more »

Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation!

December 4, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Everyone is planning on getting warm this upcoming season!  How do you stay warm? How do animals stay warm during the long, cold winter? That was the question on our mind this week! We learned about hibernation, migration and adaptation through games, discussions, and hands-on exploration.  Outside we searched out areas that may be  a… Read more »