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 »

Oh My Gourd, it’s a Creature of the Night!

October 27, 2016 - Forest Dreamers

  Happy late October! As this month wraps up, the Forest Dreamers have been feeling the inspirations of the season! We got up close and personal with some pumpkins, gourds, night dwelling animals and crispy fall leaves! On Tuesday, our imaginations created a ‘forest stew’ containing all of the strangest and yuckiest things we could think of!… Read more »

Ripe for Adventure!

October 21, 2016 - Forest Dreamers

Finding fall is becoming easier and easier this past week. From persimmons to pumpkins, we have found all sorts of neat things to pique our interests! On Tuesday, we were joined by a fantastic Irvine volunteer named Theo. He accompanied us on our farthest hike yet! We visited the class favorite- autumn olive trees to notice that almost all… Read more »

Invigorating the Senses!

October 8, 2016 - Forest Dreamers

    Our week has been a memorable one! From fungus to fire, we have been heightening our senses and becoming even more aware of our forest and meadow surroundings. On Tuesday, we had a great time molding the river clay we collected last week into different shapes. Sadly, it was too muddy and soupy… Read more »

Nature’s Sweet Sounds

September 30, 2016 - Forest Dreamers

We Forest Dreamers love action, excitement and adventure! Last week we started taking closer looks at the native and non native plants of Irvine. This week, we took a closer listen to the forest. We took a silent walk down the trails-but don’t think we weren’t communicating… we used different ways of ‘talking’ other than our voices! We… Read more »

Sticks and Stories

September 16, 2016 -

A new week and many new discoveries for the Forest Dreamers! Our week really focused on storytelling. It was a BIG hit with our class! We discussed our own unique, special gifts that each one of us possesses and heard folk stories regarding this theme. Miss Paula told an old folk story about a team… Read more »

Forest Dreamers Spotted Exploring Trails

September 8, 2016 - Preschool

  News Flash!!! There is a new program in town! The Forest Dreamers Program is Irvine’s new all outdoor immersion program! Forest Dreamers were spotted on the trails of Irvine’s property this past Tuesday and Thursday morning singing, building, racing, climbing and learning all about the great outdoors! How to spot a Forest Dreamer: 1.) Forest… Read more »