This week at cairn Hill April 8th to April 12th 2019

This week we explored a new modeling material, bees wax. At first it felt like a very hard material to work with. We explained that it was important to warm up the wax in the hands before we could model it. So children made a little oven inside their hands before being able to make…

This week at Cairn Hill April 1st to April 5th, 2019

This Monday when we arrived there was something happening next to our playground. A little shed was being installed. Some mentioned that it might be a house for the teachers! No, it is just a nice shed to help us keep our bikes sheltered from the elements and to have storage space. This week we…

This week at Cairn Hill March 25th to March 29th, 2019

This week we could feel the children are ready for spring! Teachers are too! We have started new projects connecting to nature and seeding. We decorated little terracotta post to be ready to plant seeds next week. It’s very exciting to work on projects that stretch into the following weeks. In rotation at the tables,…

This week at Cairn Hill March 18th to March 21st 2019

This week we could feel that spring is around the corner, and the children requested frequently to go to the place they call the “rock park”. They love this place because they can explore the bottom of the trees and find animal houses. Other children gather to find their very own treasure. Please check pockets…

This week at Cairn Hill March 11th to March 15th 2019

This week we could feel the first signs of spring! The first sign was that we were sleepy because of the time change. Some children wanted to sleep in the middle of the morning and set up beds in the classroom. This week we made bread on Tuesday and Wednesday. We prepared an Irish soda…

This week at Cairn Hill March 4th to March 8th, 2019

We started our week with a snow day. This means we had plenty of snow to play with and observe. Snow changes the way you can walk, and move and it is sometimes challenging to go for a short distance when you are a little one. We stayed around our school and enjoyed the piles…

This week at Cairn Hill Feb 25th to March 1st, 2019

This week all the children were happy to be back with friends. In the classroom, we explored painting with yellow and blue and I will let you imagine what color appeared mixing these two primary colors. By adding more yellow or more blue watercolor we could create a range of green shades. Some liked to…

This week at Cairn Hill Feb 11th to Feb 15th, 2019

We had a very busy week at Cairn hill Nature Preschool and all children were very excited about Valentine’s day. We spent time preparing little cards and little notes for our friends. In the classroom, children wanted to create a little house with the stands and the silks to get cozy. Then some children had…

This week at Cairn Hill Feb 4th to Feb 8th, 2019

This week we spent a lot of time outside; we had more humidity but it was not as cold as the week before. We could observe that there was a lot of mud and it was slippery. Children used the rope in our front playground riding their pony and singing, “Giddy-up horsey!” We made soup!…

This week at Cairn Hill Jan 28th to Feb 1st, 2019

This week started with a special visitor in our classroom. The one and only “Tooth Fairy”! Children were so surprised that some of them could not believe it and asked some legitimate questions to make sure it was really the Tooth Fairy.  One child commented that it was not the Tooth Fairy because the Tooth…