The Detective Post #3

News from the Outdoors

This week at school we continued our exploration of the forest and gardens around Woodend! We took trips to the lookout tower, where we stacked sticks, spied deer through the trees, practiced our jumping on stumps as well as turned fallen trees into passenger trains! Along the way, we mixed in hide-and-seek games, tree climbing, as well as visiting the mansion compost bins!

The PM class enjoyed our first trip to the pond! We searched for frogs, hunted for animal tracks in the mud as well as observing the water bugs from the dock.

Exploring the garden

Exploring the garden



News from the Classroom

During our meeting time this week, we met some puppet friends who introduced the Nature Detectives to the rules of the preschool! We used our song that outlines being kind, safe, responsible, and respectful to discuss how that looks when we are together at school.

In the block area, we opened up ramps! We explored making our own ramps out of new triangle shaped blocks along with ramp toys.

The AM class enjoyed illustrating and authored our first birthday book of the year! They enjoyed drawing outside as well as sharing their collaborative work during our closing story time!

Experimenting with ramps

Experimenting with ramps

Building with tinker toys

Building with tinker toys

Books we read:

Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewendy

Sand Castle by Brenda Shannon Yee

Be Responsible by Mary Small

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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