nature

Let’s go on an up walk

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We took an “up” walk to see if we could spot anything stuck in the trees…

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Who cares about the weather?

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As the weather changes, it is a good time to naturally promote conversations and ideas that lead us to explore the weather in the preschool classroom.

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Tucking our bears in for a long winter’s sleep

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We are making caves for our bears to hibernate in all winter long.

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Time to hibernate

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We are stuffing bears and putting them down for a long winter’s nap for a lesson on hibernation.

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Making our mark in the snow

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We are always looking for new and interesting ways to explore snow in our classroom. This one really hits the mark!

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Six ways to discover and explore the holiday season with pinecones and pine needles

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There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the holidays with pinecones and pine needles. Today we are sharing six of our favorite classroom ideas.

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Going on a looking walk

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After reading “The Looking Book,” I gave each child their own pair of lookers to wear so we could head outdoors and take our own looking walk!

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Creating with natural materials: Fun Friday features

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Last week, our Discover and Explore crew asked our fellow bloggers to link up their favorite posts about creating with natural materials.  Today I am sharing a few of the posts that I found to be really interesting and unique… Danya Banya shared these awesome painted seed pods.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen seed […]

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Learning with leaves

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After gathering a set of leaves, the children explored the leaves by sorting them on our table chart and making leaf confetti!

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Discovery and explore creating with natural materials

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We are sharing our collection of 11 wonderful ways to create with natural materials for our Discover and Explore linky.

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Exploring the colorful flowers of fall

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Since our leaves haven’t changed color yet we introduced fall colors by exploring the flowers of fall and soon we will explore fall leaves.

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Will the animals eat our apples?

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We went outdoors to find the answer to our question “Will animals eat apples?” for our science and discovery in preschool.

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Fall: Fun Friday feature

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Last week we asked our fellow bloggers to share their best fall posts with us for our Discover and Explore linky.  Well, they certainly did not disappoint!  Today I’d like to highlight a few of my favorite posts that were shared… mama. papa. bubba. are showed us how they display their beautiful nature collection on […]

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Forests: Fun Friday feature

Last week on our Discover and Explore linky, we had some fabulous forest ideas shared by fellow bloggers.  Today I’d like to highlight a few of our favorites… My Nearest and Dearest shared this simple, yet lovely Forest Small World sensory tray that she created for her son with items found in nature… There are […]

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The magic of tape

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Somewhere towards the middle of the school year, I put all of our colored tape on a paper roll holder for our preschool class to use for a project that I can’t even remember. I hadn’t intended to keep the tape on the holder but my students used the tape every day in all different kinds of ways so when you have such interest, you stick with it…

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Sink or Float: an exploration with nature

Sink or Float

Exploring the concept of floating vs. sinking with the help of nature items we collected around our preschool!

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