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Thinking, Creating, Reflecting: Impacting the Future

Nature Integrated Preschool

Ages 3 - 5

  • Date created

    March 1, 2018

  • Last updated

    March 6, 2019

Description

Children by nature are kinesthetic learners; this program gives them hands-on opportunities to learn and explore in an environment that stimulates the mind and body.  The children in this class will be developing empathy through teamwork, confidence, and self-esteem as they work together solving problems and exploring their environment.

Research finds that children are stimulated by the outdoors and typically experience, over time, an increase in their self-belief, confidence , learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication, problem solving skills, and emotional well-being.

What to Expect

We value taking the students’ lead and use their interests as ‘teachable moments;’ having choice keeps students engaged and focused.

We will maintain a flexible schedule, with a predictable flow of daily activities to ensure a trusting learning environment is offered.

Arrival:  Your child will be greeted by a teacher and guided to an area where small activities are available for exploration.

Large Group Activity:  Movement, stories, songs, team games, collaborative art projects

Discovery Time:   Exploring and using the senses to connect with the physical world around us.  Literacy, math, and science will be incorporated through classifying, sorting, counting, problem-solving, investigating, measuring, answering open-ended questions, observing, and hypothesizing.

Inside the Classroom

Wildthings’ Adventures: May 20 – May 24

Dissecting... ...owl pellets! It was super fun...except the one that smelled bad and made me a tad nauseous... Last Day 

Wildthings’ Adventures: May 13 – May 17

Wildthings...in the wild! As always, feel free to email us with any questions, concerns, or even requests for this newsletter! 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Apr.29 – May.3

Click the link below to sign up for a time slot for your May 10th Parent-Teacher Conference! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ca4a929aaff2-endofyear2 Our solar 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Apr.22 – Apr.26

Birds The Wildthings were reading a bird book while looking for birds. They read in the book that they could 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Apr.15 – Apr.19

Afternoon Hike! On Monday afternoon's hike, we found a few signs of Spring, as well as a few treasures to 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Apr.8 – Apr.12

This Week in Preschool, the Wildthings... Learned about Earth and Mars Practiced number order Practiced cutting circles Practiced pattern making 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Apr.1 – Apr.5

We had a wonderful time at our field trip to Angelic Organics. Hope you enjoy the photos of all the 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Mar.11 – Mar.15

Monday On Monday, we painted the background for the solar system mural we will be making. After lunch, we went 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Mar.4 – Mar.8

There is lots of sickness going around again! Thank you for helping us stay well by keeping your babies home 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Feb.25 – Mar.1

The Moon This week we started our discussion on the moon. We started out with one question: “What do you 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Feb.11 – Feb.15

Building & Crossing Bridges! Diana crossing the bridge. This has been an ongoing activity for weeks that has changed many 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Feb.4 – Feb.8

Kindness Month Our Wildthings are shown decorating their new Kindness journals in preparation for Kindness Month. We defined Kindness, gave 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Jan.21 – Jan.25

Best Children's Books about Kindness I thought I would share this list. I am hoping to build up our library 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Jan.14 – Jan.18

Positively impacting the future, one day at a time... It’s Parent-Teacher Conference time! Please take a moment to sign up 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Jan.8 – Jan.11

2019: LET'S DO IT! Nature School: Don’t forget all of your winter gear! Boots, snow pants, gloves, hats, thermals, etc... 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Dec.17 – Dec.21

Farewell, 2018!Christmas Character Day! We are so pleased that everyone dressed up today! Santa, his elves, and Rudolph! Ugly Sweater 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Dec.10 – Dec.14

Fun week with the Wildthings!Monday Funday Today was such a beautiful day. We had a great discussion about the frost/frozen 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Dec.3 – Dec.7

Hello, December! Wildthings' Notes: I’m so proud of our wild things! Almost every student brought in coins for donation. It 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Nov.26 – Nov.30

Wrapping Up November! Nature school students need to make sure they have ALL of their snow gear, tis the season! 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Nov.12 – Nov.16

Wildthings Stayed VERY Busy This Week!Wonder Wall This week we are continuing our kids in science theme as we are 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Nov.5 – Nov.9

Wildthings' Adventures: Nov.5 - Nov.9 Complete and turn in the permission slips for Rosie Revere, Engineer at the Coronado Theatre as soon 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Oct.22 – Oct.26

After working hard in the classroom all week, Severson Dells was a great end-of-the-week experience! A few housekeeping reminders:   

Wildthings’ Adventures: Oct.15 – Oct.19

Check out this glimpse of Nature Preschool (the Wildthings) in action the last few weeks, doing what they do best: 

Supply List & Resources

Resources

Supply List

***Please note that because this is a new program items may be added as we find a need to insure your child’s safety and comfort in all weather.***

All items for snow and rain MUST be waterproof. Items you can buy at target or walmart will not cut it in the cold weather. It is crucial to their safety that children are warm and dry.

Rain Gear:

Waterproof pants

Waterproof jacket

Rain boots

Snow Gear:

Wool or silk long underwear

Wool or silk socks

Waterproof snow pants

Waterproof, warm winter coat

Warm Hat/face cover

Gordini Easy On Mitts for Children/Toddlers

Bogs boots –

Sunscreen Bug spray (must also repel ticks)

Insulated water bottle labeled with their name.

Daily shoes MUST be closed toe – NO FLIP FLOPS/SANDALS! Closed toe Keens or Keen like sandale are ok.

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