a young seedling

Through a child’s eyes…

If only adults could see the world through a child’s eyes we would discover the most amazing things that can inspire awe and curiosity, much like this tiny little Maple sprout hidden in the bark mulch at the park!

Not only did one little discover it with his spying eyes, but he also shared his interesting find with his friends who quickly came to investigate this new sign of Spring. A simple, often overlooked part of nature incited wonderful curiosity and conversation that enlightened us all. If only we saw the world through the eyes of a child, right?!

preschools in nature
kids explore nature
painting for the letter V

“V” is for “Vase”!

The littles explored the letter of the week through a still art invitation today. With a vase filled with silk flowers, they closely observed the colors and lines and shapes before taking water colors to the paper.

The process here was amazing! They used new vocabulary to describe the petals as round or long, the stems as thin and straight, the glass as clear, and much more! Their observations directed their color choices and how they used their brush strokes to create what they saw.

I am constantly impressed and in awe of their unlimited creativity and potential ❤️

painting for the letter V
painting a vase for v
painting preschoolers
climbing in the sun

Spring brings Sunshine and Smiles!

The littles are so happy to spend longer stretches of time playing outdoors at our neighboring playground. Moving our bodies, testing our strength, and exercising our gross motor skills is an integral part of preschool development. We can’t wait to head out to Nature’s Classroom again tomorrow!

exercising kids
climbing in the sun
preschoolers play on the swing
playing at the park on a beautiful day
enjoying the Medway sun
Our preschoolers are loving the sun today!
mixed media seascape

Invitation to Create!

When learning the Letter Ss and exploring an Ocean Theme, why not design your very own “Seascape”?

Incorporating mixed media materials with a study of the natural environment allows littles to express their understanding of the external world as they see, feel, and interpret it. It’s a great reason to pull out the art supplies and let loose!

outdoor spring scavenger hunt

Letter of the Week “S”

“S” is for “Scavenger Hunt”! What better way is there to enjoy this stretch of warmer weather than to take our Letter of the Week program outside?! With our Scavenger Hunt List and Crayola in hand, we explored our nearby surroundings “searching” for the items on our list and it was a huge “success”! If you have the chance, take a few moments to learn outdoors-the classroom has no boundaries!

Touching nature as spring approaches
The Littles interact with nature on this -almost- spring day
checking off our scavenger hunt
I found a stump
Hey – I found a stump!
going on a scavenger hunt
…better check it off!
Grilling up some letter Q!

Letter of the Week “Q”

“Q” is quite a tricky letter to learn! Even so, we rose to the challenge and really quizzed ourselves on this quirky letter. We played 21 Questions, pretended we were Queens, had a quarter toss, and cooked Quesadillas! Check out our grilling skills!

Adding cheese to a quesadilla
Isn’t it always tempting to go for a second helping?
Being careful with the cheese
Patience can be so hard when you are a preschool kid waiting your turn…me next!
Make your own quesadilla
Yummy! These Preschoolers really know what they are doing!
Letter of the Week 'N'

Letter of the Week ‘N’

It’s “Nn” Week!
To help the littles learn about the letter Nn and it’s sound, we painted the starry Night Sky, made Name Necklaces, and enjoyed Navel oranges and Nilla wafers as part of our snacks!
Tomorrow we’ll explore Nocturnal animals by reading some great books about animals at night and taste some Nutella with graham crackers for snack!

N letters for the preschool