The Detective Post #8

News from the Outdoors

The Nature Detectives splashed around through the woods this week, enjoying some fall rain! With the rain, we observed an abundance of fungus, mushrooms and slugs appear- all enjoying the wet logs and trees.

Slug hunting

Slug hunting

We continued learning about squirrels preparing for winter, by looking for and creating squirrel dreys! On our hike with Alex we used our owl eyes to hunt for dreys in the trees, as well as created our own with leaves, sticks and even acorns!

Looking for squirrel dreys

Looking for squirrel dreys

Making our own dreys!

Making our own dreys!

Both classes also enjoyed creating our very own I-Spy book with found items from Woodend! Each child got to create their own picture, which we are assembling into AM and PM I-Spy books!

News from the Classroom

This week both classes enjoyed parent readers! The AM class enjoyed a silly fox book on the stage while the PM class got to hear their story from a Nature Preschool Alumni!

AM Parent Reader

AM Parent Reader

PM Parent/Sibling reader

PM Parent/Sibling reader

Both classes created birthday books this week, as well working on our self portraits that we are excited to share with you all at conferences!

Working on our self portraits

Working on our self portraits

A sneaky, snacky squirrel found its way into the classroom and we had lots of fun finding different colored acorns for him to munch upon!

Playing the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel game

Playing the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel game

In the dramatic play area, we added puppets, squirrels, leaves and natural wood for the nature detectives to create their own squirrel dreys- and beyond!

dinaalbert

Books We Read

Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin

The Big Storm by Nancy Tafuri

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Weekly Top Hits

Grey Squirrel

5 Little Acorns

5 little acorns sitting in a tree,

Along came a squirrel as hungry as could be,

The fall winds blew an rustled all the leaves,

Down came an acorn and the squirrel was pleased!

(4,3,2,1)

Scarves

Upcoming Events

Auduboo! Oct. 30th

Teacher Work Day (No School) Nov. 2

Parent-Teacher Conferences Nov. 3rd, 4th, 5th

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