The Detective Post #2

News from the Outdoors

This week the Nature Detectives ventured out into the meadow and forest, beginning to uncover the 40 acres we have here at Woodend!

We continued our discovery of our playground and outdoor classroom as well, building volcanos in the sandbox, transforming our play structure into a pirate ship, as well as creating hammocks and cocoons out of outdoor scarves!

In the forest we uncovered the lookout spot, where we had fun rolling logs, jumping on stomps as well as using our eyes and ears to observe the forest around us.

The AM class also used their noses to explore our children’s garden up at the mansion! We observed many growing plants and are excited to return to see how they continue to grow over the season.


Volcano making!


AM trip to the Children’s Garden

News from the Classroom

The Nature Detectives continued to explore our indoor classroom, enjoying puzzle time on the floor, dressed up for adventures in dramatic play, and worked together in collaborative painting activities!

This week we opened our block area, introducing our unit blocks along with the natural materials. Large castles were constructed, as well as towers and deep construction sites!

The PM class enjoyed creating their own play dough, mixing blue and pink colored paints to create new, purple play dough!


PM Class making play dough


Castle building

Books we read:

Bears New Friend


Plant a Rainbow

Upcoming Events

September 20th- Family Picnic 4:00-5:30 (AM + PM families)

September 23rd- School is Closed

Save the Date! October 17th- Re-Use it Sale

Weekly Top Hits

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together

Here we together at the Nature Preschool,

There’s.. (child’s name) and (child’s name).. etc.. and everyone!

Here we are together, we are happy you are here!

Goodbye Song

Goodbye, Goodbye, to you and you and you (x2)

A big goodbye, a small goodbye,

A high goodbye, a low goodbye,

Goodbye, goodbye, to you and you and you, cha-cha-cha!

Clean-up Song

We looked at the clock and what does it say,

Now its time to put everything away,

Clean up time (x2)

Now its time to put everything away

Follow the Rules (tune-Twinkle, Twinkle)

Here are rules for you and me,

See how useful they can be,

Show respect, be safe and kind,

Be responsible all the time,

These are rules that we all know,

Follow these rules wherever we go!

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