Adventures with Ice

This week our curriculum was organized around ice! We are so lucky to have a pond close to the school to go to and explore this fantastic material in nature. In the classroom children worked with water this week to create their very own ice cylinder. The children were asked to pick two different watercolors…

January 11th – 14th Adventures of Class 2!

“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” -Victor Hugo It is so special to return to our favorite places as the seasons go by. In warm September we had a channel full of leaves and stones that was home to frogs and bugs. In November there was a bit of…

Adventures in Class 2 January 4th-8th 2021

Our first week back to school after break was full of so many adventures. We created Snowmen(people) puppets. Children’s fine motor skills are developing and its so great to see them gain more confidence in this area as we work on various projects. After cutting out their snowmen, some children chose to add more decorations…

Entering the new year!

After coming back from vacation the children continued to wonder about snow men (people). To work with their curiosity and their interest we provided materials to help the children sequence a snow person together with images and build a snow person together with crafting materials and glue. Sequencing is a very important concept for preschool…

7 Swans, snow and ice. Winter is here!

This week we had a first feeling of winter but it did not stop us to enjoy some time at the pond and see how the landscape changes but also observe how animals adapt to the cold. We always carry bird food in our backpack in case we meet with the ducks but this time…

December 21st-23rd Adventures with Class 2!

“No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.” -Zen proverb What better way to get into the Winter Solstice spirit than decorating gingerbread people!? It was so much fun using pom poms and glitter to bring them to life. At the end of last week we painted icicles from the school’s roof with watercolor. We…

Adventures in Class 2 December 14th-18th 2020

This week was full of so many fun adventures we started our week by visiting one of our favorite spots in the woods the mountain of the fallen trees. We accessed it by walking the loop backwards. On our way there we enjoyed climbing along the tree that overlooks the valley of the broken cars….

Nearing the end of fall!

Even after the snowfalls into the forest, it remains days later. The children ventured into the woods curious about the snow and ice still on the ground. Some of the children stopped to see what the snow and ice looked like close up, some of the children explored what would happen when you hit it…

December 7th to 11th Adventures with Class 2!

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” -John Steinbeck We were so excited to get a bit of snow this week and are hoping it will stick around! When the weather changes, so does our scenery giving us the opportunity to admire the spots we love…

Adventures in Class 2 November 30th – December 4th 2020

This week we started our week by exploring the pine groves. Children enjoyed adding more sticks and pretended to make a fire. They worked together as a team to figure out which sticks to add. Once that was done some children added pine needles and leaves as a finishing touch. Two children also mastered a…