Fall weather has arrived in the forest!
Fall has arrived in all of it's splendor, and at Under the Trees Forest Preschool we are in full motion and are already headed into our 5th week of school. Here is a look at some of what we have been up to!
Over the course of our first month, we have learned the first 4 letters of the alphabet and their sounds and had fun learning how to write them in the sand. We have gone on scavenger hunts, foraging things from nature to learn and experience the colors yellow, green, and red. We have also learned about circles and ovals, and the differences between them. Students are getting very good at learning how to both collect things from the forest to construct letters as well as count from 1-5!
Each week, we have had a different theme! A few of our highlights have included apple stamping, an apple tasting, rain and wind paintings, and a gigantic toddler "nest" to play in!
Last week we learned about fall weather- wind, rain, and fog. The last two weeks have presented us with almost all forms of fall weather to both learn about and experience first hand. Our kids had a marvelous time listening to the wind in the trees, splashing in HUGE puddles, and discovering mushrooms, earthworms, snails and slugs! We have seen lots of different kinds of wildlife including squirrels, snails, beetles, woolly bear caterpillars, and even deer.
Overall, we have had a very fun and successful first few weeks, and we are looking forward to the next few upcoming weeks!
It is our goal to help your child learn early literacy, early math, and social skills by blending play, exploration, and creativity in a nurturing hands-on outdoor environment. If you are the parent/caregiver of a 3 year old, 4 year old, or 5 year old child and are looking for an alternative to the traditional preschool setting, please check out our enrollment section and feel free to email us with any questions. We currently have spots available in both our programs.
Stay tuned for more posts to come!