Category Archives: Seasons

Tadpole Tuesdays: Autumn Colors!

This week we will be learning about “Autumn leaves and colors”. Today the children chose their favorite animals for our “Wild Animal Costume Parade” and they painted their costumes. At the art table, the children used crayons to draw their … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Autumn Leaves

This morning, the Tadpoles compared shapes of leaves, using different shaped blocks to see which shapes the leaves seemed most like. The Tadpoles found star shaped leaves, oval shaped leaves, and heart shaped leaves. They also found that some leaves … Continue reading

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Frog Fun: Huntley Meadows and Ice Sculptures

This morning we sang “I wish you well” with actions at our morning meeting. Some children then got ready for Huntley Meadows while the rest of us started small group.   Science Sarah wrote about Huntley Meadows. Here are her … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Compost, Garden, and Harvest

This morning the Tadpoles looked at the photographs from a couple articles in a National Geographic with me. The one I focused on showed pictures of wheat and vegetable crops. One photo showed people harvesting their crop. We talked about the parts of … Continue reading

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Heather’s Tadpole Tales in June

Imagine a beach. The water is a dark blue-green. You see five children, ranging from age 7 to 15 (the seven year old is especially cute!). They are walking along the beach with their mother, looking for a spot that … Continue reading

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Oh, the Joys of June at a Nature-Based Preschool

June … what are your childhood memories of the month of June? Do you remember the ice cream man? Riding your bike in the heat and humidity with an Otterpop in your mouth? Running through sprinklers? Playing in the sand, … Continue reading

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Science Sarah Says … Tending Your Garden

Tending gardens, like rearing children, requires us to be in attendance constantly. But the more time we spend in the garden, the more opportunities we have to enjoy the benefits.  Flowers will bloom and fruits will form whether or not … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tales: Wetlands and Huntley Meadows

The Tadpoles learned about wetlands this morning. They viewed pictures of animals and plants that are found in the Huntley Meadows wetlands and then they colored animals to make their own wetland book (a pond in this case). They had fun coloring the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Grandmother Oak Tree

Today, families will gather for our Grandmother Oak Tree Tea Party, to honor and celebrate an oak that is more than 200 years old. She rests near the edge of our property and graces our children with her presence. This Frog … 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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