Category Archives: Environment

Frog Fridays: Flurries and Fun

Happy Friday Frog Families! A week that started with such t-shirts and shorts, ended with the return of poofy jackets and snow suits as we had many snow sightings out at the Mountain. The day included many games, old favorites … Continue reading

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Frog Fun: Highlights from the Pipeline Trail

Today during morning meeting we sang Three Nice Mice! We then got ready for some of the class to walk on the Pipeline trail. The Pipeline trail runs between our property to the south and Huntley Meadows. We decided to … Continue reading

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Frog Fun: Exploring the Senses

This week we continue our study of the five senses by focusing on the related senses of smell and taste! Science Sarah took some children out to Toad Mountain today where she had prepared three trails using scented cotton balls. … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Celebrating the 4th of July Preschool Style

For many of us, the 4th of July holiday brings to mind fun times at the beach. On Tuesday, the Tadpoles learned about being safe at the beach (and in water in general) and about many of the things we … Continue reading

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Frog Fun: Imaginary Play, Garden Harvest, Huntley Meadows

Our Frog class sure has been busy this week! Here is a recap of what our senior class has been up to … On Monday we explored some unusual means of travel: riding on camels and elephants and even a cart … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Cruising in Kayaks

This morning, the Tadpoles got to float boats in water in the media table. The paper one, of course, got soggy, so I made some out of foil as well. The Tadpoles had fun blowing on them and using their … Continue reading

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Frog Fun: Plant Comparisons

In small group, we took time to compare similar plants. We did a mini-center rotation, rather than small groups. There were three plant comparison stations: One comparing myrtle and honeysuckle. Next they compared mock strawberries and real strawberries. Finally, we had a station … Continue reading

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Spring Brings New Life to Frog Pond

Today we found and observed many new creatures of different shapes and sizes! Hooray for the new life of spring! This morning we discovered two crickets in our classroom, one of them quite small. It had to have been a nymph, or smaller … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Plants, Birds, and Rainbows

The weather was as close to perfect as could be  — Wow! It was so much fun playing outside with the Tadpoles. In small groups the children planted seedlings outside with Ms. Lora, and later with me. Then we watered the plants. That … Continue reading

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April Brings Showers and Lots of Frog Fun

At Frog Pond, where our foundation is built on science and nature study, our curriculum is closely linked to natural cycles. In April we celebrate the life-giving beauty of the rain, as it waters the earth, stimulating life and new … Continue reading

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