All Aboard! Tuesday/Thursday Forest Dreamers

October 15, 2018 - Forest Dreamers, Preschool

 Boats and Dams We have explored many places at Irvine but we still had one special stream destination left! We pulled out our Irvine map and checked out all the places we had visited already. We helped our crew orient the map and then asked them where we needed to go. They grabbed the maps… Read more »

Biomimicry: Chlorophyll Art and Beehives

October 9, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 Where do leaves get their color?  Why do they change color in the fall?  What is chlorophyll and what does it do for a leaf?  Those are some of the questions we asked at the beginning of class today.  We also did a really fun art experiment using leaves in order… Read more »

Wet, Wild and Wormy

May 6, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The weather this week as reminded Nature Preschool how important rain is to transform the spring forest! There is so much green to be seen! Spice bush leaves are speckled with raindrops as they limit our sight through the emerging brush. With rain, comes mud and worms, two of Nature Preschool’s favorite things! This week… Read more »

Birds & Blooms in Spring

May 17, 2014 - Preschool Weekly

Just what do nature preschoolers do in Spring? Here’s what emerged this week as we discovered habits of birds in spring: making a nests out of cat tail fluff making binoculars with toilet paper rolls (it never gets old!) finding “wormies” creating worm homes in mud puddles exploring the wetlands and making mazes through the… Read more »

Woodland Wonders

September 23, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: The letter “w” was featured this week as we explored the woods. Favorite Activities: We walked through the woods searching for walnuts, wet leaves, water drops, our wigwam, spider webs, woodpeckers, and best of all – WORMS! We painted “w” with our walnut dye and made a class spider web. We also counted… Read more »