In the pre-k class, week of November 4th-8th.

Cooler weather arrived this week and the subdued, but lovely palette of November colors. On Monday we hiked to play among the shoreline rocks and weathered sticks of Spring Pond. The air was still and clear. We noticed that the water line seems to be slowly creeping higher up the shore with every passing week,…

This week in Preschool November November 4th to 8th, 2019

This week started out with some of our bats that were completed last week taking flight on the playground. Then we took off to the woods where we enjoyed running around, climbing on some rocks and continued to add to our structure that we are building at the platforms. Then it was all about bears….

Halloween week in the pre-k class.

The class designed their jack o’ lantern face with one triangle eye, one round eye and a mouth with teeth. Scooping out the pulp and seeds was gooey fun. We counted and saved the seeds to roast later in the week. We placed flickering tea lights into our jack o’ lantern during rest time to…

This Halloween week in the preschool class

It was quite an exciting week for the children! They talked about Halloween every day and were very impatient to go trick or treating. After reading “Stellaluna” last week, we did an art project about bats. Children had to glue the head and belly on the bat. They had a model to refer to. We…

In the pre-k class, week of October 21 – October 25, 2019

We went on two long, glorious autumn walks this week! On Monday, the skies were clear blue and we set off into the woods for our long loop trail. On our way one of the children noticed a red dragonfly, well camouflaged among colorful leaves. We passed by some green bushes about the same height…

This week in Preschool October 21st to October 25th 2019

This week was a fun and busy one. We started out our week by enjoying some time outdoors by going for a walk to our favorite spot in the woods, the platforms. The children enjoyed helping Evelyne build a shelter in between the trees using string and branches. We will check on the shelter over…

This week in the pre-k class Oct 15th to Oct 18th, 2019

Chilly mornings require extra layers of clothing as we continue to spend a significant portion of each day exploring the outdoors. We created a new path to help us walk safely around a partially fallen tree. We raked leaves and clipped briers and underbrush. Then we lined our new path with fallen logs. Just as…

This week in the preschool class Oct 15th to Oct 18th, 2019

It was a short but busy week for our preschoolers. We were happy to continue to observe the changes in nature and the beautiful colors of the season.  We have a big collection of shapes and wanted to connect the children to the subject in a creative way. We talked about the pumpkins and how…

This week in Preschool October 7th to October 11th 2019

We started out our week by joining the pre-k class in collecting acorns to use for various projects in the classroom. After collecting the acorns the children enjoyed playing together outside, playing tag and climbing on the stumps. We then went on a walk to the pine groves. Children love to find places in nature…

In the PreK class this week of Oct 7th to 11th, 2019

This week could have been named “Acorn week”. With the high winds blowing a lot of acorns have been falling from the trees around the school and even sometimes on our heads! On Monday we decided to stay around the school building, the wind was too intense to go in the woods. We collected a…