January 7 - 10, 2020

New Year. New Spaces. 

Nest and Worm add sticks to The Stick Gallery.

Nest, Mouse, Acorn and Autumn investigate what happens to the Ice Skating Pond when they add water colors to the ice surface. 

Caterpillar and Acorn use a ruler to measure the depth of a crack in the ice near the river.

After a long winter break, we welcomed back our nature kids and introduced some new areas in and outside the classroom. Indoors, we explored our new Writing Center where we asked the naturalists 'why?' questions.

 

All of the ice outside has given us an extra slippery sliding hill we're calling Olaf's Surfboard and a nice smooth surface for our Ice Skating Pond. We've also added a Stick Gallery outside our back door, to give us a safe space to set aside our favorite sticks before heading in at the end of the day. 

Autumn watches as Snowflake, Jellyfish and Caterpillar slide down Olaf's Surfboard.

Jellyfish, Ladybug, Quail and Nest draw pictures for the naturalists, practice writing the word 'why?' and dictate to teachers their naturalist questions, such as, "why do beavers eat wood?"  "why is snow white?" and "why are foxes orange?"