This week in nature February 12-16

This week we witnessed the ice melting along the path and played in the puddles. We saw two people ice fishing on the pond, hiked up our favorite hill and enjoyed the warm weather. We loved howling like wolves in the woods (picture below).

In the Classroom Feb. 12-16

This week in literacy we started the Letter H in honor of hearts on Valentines day and how much we love them. We decorated the classroom with hearts and celebrated the special day by making Valentine cookies and passing out Valentines to our friends and teachers. We also heard the story of the Valentine Sparrow…

Mid-Winter Celebration at Cairn Hill

Parents and children alike enjoyed a Midwinter Celebration marking the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is a time of hope and anticipation for the new life that will come in the spring. We listened to a nature story about the the snowdrop, the first flower of spring, and made sand…

This week in nature February 5 – 9th

We enjoyed our time outside in the icy weather this week, hiking up large hills and trying to catch snow flakes on our tongues! We found a frozen stream on the trail and the children decided to crawl up the stream. They were amazed at how slippery it was! The children loved exploring this frozen…

This Week in the classroom February 5-9

This week was a special one with lots of fun projects, a birthday celebration and a festival on Friday. We celebrated a birthday for a child turning four years old! We read our Birthday book and his mother shared beautiful poetry and stories about each year of his life. She brought in his baby clothes…

Adventures Outside this week. January 29th- February 2nd.

This week we had some great adventures in the snow. We climbed up a big hill and slid and crawled down using our large motor skills to navigate the terrain. The view from the top was incredible and the children loved the challenge. We found deer tracks in the fresh snow. We began to record…

This week in the classroom. January 29th to February 2.

This week in the classroom we started the letter G and learned about Groundhog Day. We heard about the story of the groundhog and what the groundhog predicted this year. We created art projects to demonstrate how the groundhog comes out his burrow. We enjoyed play time exploring our new kinetic sand and setting up…

This week in the classroom, Jan 22-26!

This week we enjoyed learning about Mexico in our multicultural lessons. The parents of one of our Mexican-American students brought some special items and we enjoyed Mexican hot chocolate and guava candy with them. The children loved our special snack and learning all about Mexico In math we reviewed the concepts of small, medium and…

Outside this week, January 22-26.

This week the snow melted and there were little pockets of ice which the children loved to find and see what was hidden underneath. There was fog over the pond on Monday and we ventured to a new part in the trail to have a look at the other side of the pond. The children…

In the forest this week.

This week we enjoyed the snow and jumping into the snow from a small platform in the woods. Parts of the forest floor were covered in ice and the children enjoyed sliding and skating across the ice. The children were in awe of the water streaming under the ice from the temperatures changing throughout the…

In the Classroom this week.

This week we studied the letter S by studying objects that start with the letter S. We made an S with stars and read the book, The Very Busy Spider. In science we studied the animals and their habitats. We played matching games to match the animals with their homes. We looked at our habitat here, and…

Outdoor Adventures this Week!

We had a great time playing outside in the snow! We went sledding, walked in snow up to our knees and laughed the whole time. The children used so much energy carrying the sleds up and down the hill. It was such a joy to share this winter wonderland with the children this week.