Tag Archives: Children and Nature

Frog Fridays: Bees and Being Helpful

  We enjoyed a beautiful day exploring nature. The children are learning to take turns being the morning meeting leader. At our morning meeting, we sang two songs: Peter Peter and STAR Song. We also made a poster for being … Continue reading

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Tadpole Tuesdays: Making Airplanes & Finding Frog Eggs!

One of our outside projects today was to make little planes out of sticks and string. When we were outside in the Yard a lot of the Tadpoles took trips to the brush pile to gather sticks with Ms. Angelica … 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: Celebrating the 4th of July, Preschool Style

It was another fun day at the Pond! During small group this morning, some children made yogurt parfaits that were red, white, and blue! You can make your own granola at home in honor of Independence Day. Here is how: Red, White, … 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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Reminder: Nature-Based Preschool Open House – Saturday, 6/30

REMINDER: Join us for an Open House at Our Nature-Based Preschool Frog Pond Early Learning Center   Saturday, June 30th 9 – 11 am Imagine a preschool that cares for the whole child. A preschool where … The focus is … 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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