Welcome Cheerful Chickadees!

Hello Cheerful Chickadees,

My name is Teacher Jill and I am a Naturalist at Minneapolis Nature Preschool. I am so excited to explore with your children in the woods this year! We are going to have so many adventures. Each afternoon we will gather in “The Nest,” and make our plan for the day.

T​his year we will have some kindergarten students in our class, so we will be integrating some of the kindergarten standards into our nature play through math, reading and writing.

We may start with a guiding question where we will need to make hypotheses about something happening in our environment or children may shape our discussion for the day. I believe that following your child’s lead is a valuable experience for our classroom. Nature brings us something new to discover each day and I am really looking forward to seeing what we will learn together, through their eyes.

This is me and my wonderful children. You might see some of them running around our school forest!