By Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

The Preschoolers have been busy this week harvesting the most adorable tiny carrots from our garden on the Preschool Playground, playing outside (even when it rains – like last week), and taking pint-sized risks in their play (rolling down the berm or climbing the “trees”). We spend most of our mornings outside engaging in activities like searching for different insects (we found another bee today), collecting leaves, and identifying berries from the bushes. Our science lessons occur organically right on our playground each day. We are immersed in opportunities for learning about the natural world right where we like to play. Often our teachers extend the discoveries that are made outside to their classrooms inside. For instance, the carrots were washed, peeled, and dipped in hummus and ranch dressing by the Pandas and Trailblazers. The sunflowers were brought inside and the seeds were removed and used in our bird feeders. The Pandas brought zinnias to their classroom and presented them to each other as gifts. These are just a few of the activities that provide our Preschoolers with opportunities that provokes their curiosity and desire to investigate in a place where they can take safe risks.

Upcoming Dates

  • October 10th – The Preschool dismisses at 3:30 p.m. for staff professional development.
  • October 19th – Coffee + Conversation: What’s the difference between discipline and limit-setting? with Renee & Alexandra at 8:40 a.m.
  • October 25th – Big Sing from 9:10 – 9:40 a.m.
  • October 31st – Halloween Parade and Parties at 9:15 a.m.