This week at Cairn Hill Nov 5th to Nov 9th

This week we experienced the New England weather! Sun one hour, rain and wind the next hour- it did not prevent us from enjoying the outdoors. It’s so much fun to splash in the puddles! The leaves are flying with the wind and it makes children smile. Fall is a lot of fun. This week…

This week at Cairn Hill Oct 29th to Nov 2nd

We started our week celebrating Marina’s Birthday. She is 4 years old now! We observed a lot of different pumpkins–so many sizes, shapes, and colors. Children also enjoyed picking up leaves and comparing their sizes and shapes. Collecting is part of what children do during nature walks. Parents, you might want to check the pockets…

This week at Cairn Hill Oct 22nd to Oct 26th.

We started our week with a birthday celebration. Dylan and Cooper turned 3 years old. We have a lot of birthdays in October! One morning we had a special guest in the playground. We have done some art activities with leaves, exploring different materials and movements. We tried leaf rubbing: it was a bit magical…

This week at Cairn Hill October 15th to 19th.

This week we could feel the first signs of the cold season and had to wear our big jackets, but it did not stop us from enjoying the outdoors and looking at the beautiful leaves that have a lot of different colors.   Children are observing the changes in nature, and some get closer to…

This week at Cairn Hill Preschool Oct 9th to 12th 2018

This week the children enjoyed several walks and tried a longer walking path! They also had the opportunity to jump, splash, and play in mud.   Rock climbing is one of their favorite activities. Children ask teachers to help them climb but we don’t do it for them– we just offer a little guidance. Children…

This week at Cairn Hill Oct 1st to Oct 5th

We love to start the day playing outside and running around. When we take off our jackets, we have a new spot to hang them. Capturing a yellowjacket under a plastic cup and observing it was a highlight of the morning! We let the yellowjacket fly away far from the children after our observation. We…

This Week At Cairn Hill 9/24-9/28

This week we had Azalea’s birthday. We read “On The Night You Were Born”. She got her hand made fairy puppet. We all watched as she blew out her birthday candles on her cake. The kids prepared some food in our sandbox.We took a walk and felt some rain.We acted out our story with Mary-Beth. Some…

This Week At Cairn Hill 9/17-9/21

In Literature Zahra “Five Green Speckled Frogs”, “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, “Fish is Fish”.  Mary-Beth led us in the story “Skye Moves To A New Home”. Cheryl read us “Going On A Bear Hunt” outside in the beautiful weather.Outside we rode bikes in the rain.Outside we found a fairy house in one of our trees.We checked…

This Week At Cairn Hill 9/10-9/14

At story time on Monday and Friday Zahra led the songs “I’m in the Mood”, “Five Little Ducks”, “Just Like Me”. Then Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mary-Beth sang “Beehive”, “Bee Verse”, “Gnk Gnk said the Little Green Frog” and “Frog in a Pond”. Then told the story “Skye Moves to a New Home”. We had…

This Week At Cairn Hill 8/20-8/24

In literature we told a story about recycling. We went down to spring pond and had fun going up to the top of our rain boots in the water. For a recycling activity we hid objects to recycle. The children got to make earth cookies.We also made dirt with oreos.We had a great time at our…