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Nature Integrated Preschool

Welcome to “Inside the Classroom”! This is a space where we post weekly updates of what’s happening within the walls of our amazing classrooms. Feel free to browse the updates to see what amazing learning adventures our students are having.

Preschool Highlights! May 13 – May 17

Making Music with Miss Sue!Dump trucks, sand castles, and teamwork 

Preschool Highlights! May 6 – May 10

Happy 4th Birthday, Declan!Miss Shawnna got to enjoy lunch with 

Preschool Highlights! April 29 – May 3

After we listened to The Best Nest, we made nests 

Preschool Highlights! Apr. 22 – Apr. 26

Earth! We celebrated our earth this week in preschool with 

Preschool Highlights! Apr. 15 – Apr. 19

Checking out the prairie! Ask your preschooler what happened to 

Preschool Highlights! Apr. 8 – Apr. 12

It’s worm weather! This week, we made mud together. We 

Preschool Highlights! Apr. 1 – Apr. 5

This week, we had a lot of working together, but 

Preschool Highlights! Mar. 18 – Mar. 22

Spring is Here! We saw some signs that Spring is 

Preschool Highlights! Mar. 11 – Mar. 15

The Mermaid! On Monday, we read the story The Mermaid 

Preschool Highlights! Mar. 4 – Mar. 8

Happy 4th Birthday Lucas! On Monday, we read Dragons Love 

Preschool Highlights! Feb. 26 – Mar. 1

Teeth! Graphing and counting teeth in Preschool. How many teeth 

Preschool Highlights! Feb. 20 – Feb. 23

Inventors! This week in Preschool, we talked about Inventors. On 

Preschool Highlights! Feb. 12 – Feb. 16

The perfect afternoon for a winter time hike! We made 

Preschool Highlights! Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

Annie and the Wild Animals! This week, we read Annie 

Preschool Highlights! Jan. 22 – Jan. 26

Snow Play Dough! On Monday, we made snow play dough! 

Preschool Highlights! Jan. 16 – Jan. 19

Exploring different instruments and the sounds they make with Miss 

Preschool Highlights! Dec. 18 – Dec. 22

Cuties in Christmas socks! Some crazy hair and hats this 

Preschool Highlights! Dec. 11 – Dec. 15

We celebrated Linden’s 5th birthday...Happy Birthday Linden!Preschool making (and snacking 

Preschool Highlights! Dec. 4 – Dec. 8

Candy Canes! This week in Preschool was all about candy 

Preschool Highlights! Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

Bird Feeders! On Monday, we made bird feeders and today 

Preschool Highlights! Nov. 13 – Nov. 17

Music with Miss Sue! I love the shirt Jonah is 

Preschool Highlights! Nov. 6 – Nov. 10

A beautiful afternoon for a hike and fun at the 

Preschool Highlights! Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

This week, we read, tasted, and made our very own 

Preschool Highlights! Oct. 23 – Oct. 27

Working on cutting with scissors and creating a ghost, one 

Preschool Highlights! Oct. 16 – Oct. 20

It's Apple Week in Preschool! We began the week reading 

Preschool Highlights! Oct. 9 – Oct. 13

Fire Safety Week! Earlier this week, we decorated flames with 

Preschool Highlights! Oct. 2 – Oct. 6

Thanks to Jackson for bringing in some bird’s nests for 

Preschool Highlights! Sept. 25 – Sept. 29

Exploring the changing colors of the forest and prairie!Happy 4th 

Preschool Highlights! Sept. 11 – Sept. 15

Indoor recess dance break! It was National Chocolate Milk 

Preschool Highlights! Sept. 5 – Sept. 8

A new nursery rhyme! Preschool is learning a new nursery 

Preschool Highlights! Aug. 28 – Sept. 1

Miss Shelley's class having fun to start the week!Happy 2nd 

Preschool Highlights! May 15 – May 19

Happy 5th Birthday Cillian! These busy bees are working on 

Preschool Highlights! May 8 – May 12

Woodpecker Nest?! This week, Linden brought in a woodpecker nest! 

Preschool Highlights! May 1 – May 5

Avery's Creation! Avery created a bird feeder swing with a 

Preschool Highlights! Apr. 24 – Apr. 28

Butterflies! Preschool learned about the life cycle of a butterfly 

Preschool Highlights! Apr. 17 – Apr. 21

We read The Great Kapok Tree and made our own 

Preschool Highlights! Apr. 10 – Apr. 14

Early Elementary students reading to Preschool before rest time!Theme?! Can 

Preschool Highlights! Apr. 3 – Apr. 7

Morning work time!This Week's Dino Adventures! This week, we read 

Preschool Highlights! Mar. 27 – Mar. 31

After reading Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson, 

Preschool Highlights! Mar. 13 – Mar. 17

Happy Pi Day! Tuesday in Preschool, we cut out circles 

Preschool Highlights! Feb. 27 – Mar. 3

Making the letters of our name using play dough!Read Across 

Preschool Highlights! Feb. 20 – Feb. 24

Inventors! This week, Preschool started learning about inventors and their 

Preschool Highlights! Feb. 13 – Feb. 17

Happy 100th day of school! Preschool celebrated by organizing 10 

Preschool Highlights! Feb. 6 – Feb. 10

Experiment Time! A good day for a science experiment! Skittles 

Preschool Highlights! Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

Where is the Arctic? Is it cold there? What polar 

Preschool Highlights! Jan. 23 – Jan. 27

Having fun learning a new nursery rhyme: Baa Baa Black 

Preschool Highlights! Jan. 17 – Jan. 20

Happy 4th Birthday Luisa! Three Little Kittens! This week in 

Preschool Highlights! Jan. 9 – Jan. 13

Science Experiment! Q:How do polar bears survive in the arctic? 

Preschool Highlights! Jan. 3 – Jan. 6

Handmade Snack Packs! Thank you so much to Ellis and 

Preschool Highlights! Dec. 12 – Dec. 16

Putting our strips in order from longest to shortest to 

Preschool Highlights! Dec. 5 – Dec. 9

It’s always fun to come to school, especially when you 

Preschool Highlights! Nov. 28 – Dec. 2

A beautiful day for a walk in the woods, watching 

Preschool Highlights! Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

A busy Monday work time!We read How to Catch a 

Preschool Highlights! Nov. 7 – Nov. 11

Earl the Squirrel! This week, we read Earl The Squirrel 

Preschool Highlights! Oct. 31 – Nov. 4

Acorns! On Tuesday, we read a book about acorns, You 

Preschool Highlights! Oct. 24 – Oct. 28

Frankenstein begins with F. I wonder what else makes the 

Preschool Highlights! Oct. 17 – Oct. 21

Watercolor Mysteries! Preschool did a name activity where students had 

Preschool Highlights! Oct. 10 – Oct. 14

How Many Pumpkins?! We tried to guess how many pumpkins 

Preschool Highlights! Oct. 3 – Oct. 7

Pumpkins! Exploring pumpkins during circle time. How are they the 

Preschool Highlights! Sept. 26 – Sept. 30

Welcome to Spectrum! We'd like to say WELCOME to our 

Preschool Highlights! Sept. 19 – Sept. 23

Practicing letter recognition at table time!Thanks to Atlas for bringing 

Preschool Highlights! Sept. 12 – Sept. 16

Parachute fun during indoor recess on Monday!We're LOVING the new 

Preschool Highlights! Sept. 6 – Sept. 9

Outdoor Exploration!Playing with play doh, building structures, and hanging out 

Preschool Highlights! Aug. 29 – Sept. 2

Exploring our space and making new friends!Discovery time in the 

Travelers’ Tales! May 16 – May 20

Pajama Day!What a fun Jumanji Field Day!IT'S THE FI-NAL-COUNT-DOWN! As 

Travelers’ Tales! May 9 – May 13

On Monday, we got to see a performance from the 

Travelers’ Tales! May 2 – May 6

May the 4th be with you...dancing to the Star Wars 

Travelers’ Tales! Apr. 25 – Apr. 29

Flowers! This week, we were exploring flowers. We graphed our 

Travelers’ Tales! Apr. 18 – Apr. 22

How strong is an egg? We did an experiment and 

Travelers’ Tales! Apr. 11 – Apr. 15

This week, we will be investigating bugs, but first, bug 

Travelers’ Tales! Apr. 4 – Apr. 8

Spring! This week, we’ll be talking about signs of spring. 

Travelers’ Tales! Mar. 28 – Apr. 1

The Hungry Caterpillar! This week, we will be reading a 

Travelers’ Tales! Mar. 14 – Mar. 18

Happy 4th Birthday to Nora! Make It Rain! This week, 

Travelers’ Tales! Mar. 7 – Mar. 11

Itsy Bitsy Spider! On Monday, we read The Itsy Bitsy 

Travelers’ Tales! Feb. 28 – Mar. 4

Mouse Paint! We read Mouse Paint by Ellen Walsh and 

Travelers’ Tales! Feb. 21 – Feb. 25

Learning through PLAY!TWOSday with the Travelers! This week we celebrated 

Travelers’ Tales! Feb. 14 – Feb. 18

Enjoying all the playground has to offer!Happy 100th day of 

Travelers’ Tales! Feb. 7 – Feb. 11

Audrey! We celebrated Audrey's 4th birthday on Monday! She also 

Travelers’ Tales! Jan. 31 – Feb. 4

Kindness Basket! This week, we introduced the kindness basket. If 

Travelers’ Tales! Jan. 24 – Jan. 28

Snowmen created by Johanna and Julian!Question of the Day! Tuesday’s 

Travelers’ Tales! Jan. 17 – Jan. 21

Morning arrival table time!We read the the story The Snowy 

Travelers’ Tales! Jan. 10 – Jan. 14

Happy 5th birthday Maxwell! Miss Amber! On Monday, we met 

Travelers’ Tales! Jan. 3 – Jan. 7

Welcome Back! We didn’t go outside this past Monday, but 

Travelers’ Tales! Dec. 13 – Dec. 17

Reindeer food went home this week! Sprinkle it on your 

Travelers’ Tales! Dec. 6 – Dec. 10

Check your child's backpack. We sent home stockings for you 

Travelers’ Tales! Nov. 29 – Dec. 3

This week, we celebrated Bailey and Tinsley’s 4th birthday, as 

Travelers’ Tales! Nov. 15 – Nov. 19

Harvest Time! This week, we read a new poem, “Harvest 

Travelers’ Tales! Nov. 8 – Nov. 12

Graham and Auggie proudly sharing the books they worked so 

Travelers’ Tales! Nov. 1 – Nov. 5

The Crow! We read The Crow (A Not So Scary 

Travelers’ Tales! Oct. 25 – Oct. 29

Work time in the Travelers' classroom!Identifying numbers and counting with 

Travelers’ Tales! Oct. 18 – Oct. 22

Color Creation! On Tuesday, we mixed red, yellow and shaving 

Travelers’ Tales! Oct. 11 – Oct. 15

Happy Monday! We beat the rain and got to do 

Travelers’ Tales! Oct. 4 – Oct. 8

Writing our name and building structures with toothpicks and apples!Monster 

Travelers’ Tales! Sept. 27 – Oct. 1

Spot It! On Monday, Johanna helped Audrey and Tinsley play 

Travelers’ Tales! Sept. 20 – Sept. 24

Exploring with bubbles!Science experiment fun! Mixing Vinegar & baking soda 

Travelers’ Tales! Sept. 13 – Sept. 17

Working on building and writing our names!Creating a birthday feast, 

Travelers’ Tales! Sept. 6 – Sept. 10

New classmate! We have a new classmate! His name is 

Travelers’ Tales! Aug. 30 – Sept. 3

First Day Work Time!It doesn't get much better than Miss 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! May 17 – May 25

Great bug-finding day! Johanna turned over a log and found 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! May 10 – May 14

Max photo bombing my plant picture!MAGNET MAGIC! WHAT STICKS? WHAT 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! May 3 – May 7

Bubble Day! We made bubble solution, bubble wands, and we 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Apr. 26 – Apr. 30

Explorers waiting for the big wind to see if it’ll 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Apr. 19 – Apr. 23

Kindness! This heart was made for a girl who visited 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Apr. 12 – Apr. 16

The Imagineers created their very own ice cream treat on 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Apr. 5 – Apr. 9

This week, the Explorers were learning about rain and about 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Mar. 29 – Apr. 1

Listen closely and you can hear wolves howling in the 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Mar. 15 – Mar. 19

Alex learning to hula hoop while Jude and Johanna practicing 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Mar. 8 – Mar. 12

Dr. Seuss fun by reading CAT IN THE HAT and 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Mar. 1 – Mar. 4

First hike of the year! "I've Got Wacky Spring 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Feb. 22 – Feb. 26

This week, we had some good snowman-making and freeze-frame snapping 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Feb. 15 – Feb. 19

Science Experiment! Do bubbles freeze when it’s cold out? It’s 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Feb. 8 – Feb. 12

V.A.L.E.N.T.I.N.E with Mrs. Puetz! Imagineers had an amazing Valentine's party 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Feb. 1 – Feb. 5

Crazy Thursday! In the video, I was exercising my ability 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Jan. 25 – Jan. 29

Need some repair work done? Dylan and Max are on 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Jan. 18 – Jan. 22

"Do you want to build a snowman?!" Music and Winter 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Jan. 11 – Jan. 15

Happy 4th Birthday Max! A little help... In the spirit 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Jan. 5 – Jan. 8

ALL ABOARD! Here come the Explorers pulling into the station 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Dec. 7 – Dec. 11

The Explorers worked as a team and put the train 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

Doing Science experiments for color with skittles. The Imagineers were 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Nov. 16 – Nov. 20

Working with pattern blocks encourages building, designs, sorting, colors...innovation!Monday, the 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Nov. 9 – Nov. 13

Explorers' Monday! Today, the Explorers read the story The Little 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Nov. 2 – Nov. 6

The Crow! The Explorers had a great Monday! We read 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Oct. 26 – Oct. 30

Live performance! The Explorers got to see a live band 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Oct. 19 – Oct. 23

This Monday let our Explorers see the first snow fall 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Oct. 12 – Oct. 16

Leaf hunts, marigolds, and gravel playground fun!Picture Day!Music with Mrs. 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Oct. 5 – Oct. 9

Explorer happenings!Music with Mrs. Puetz: Seen any BATS lately? 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Sept. 28 – Oct. 2

What a fun week! The Explorers started the week with 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Sept. 21 – Sept. 25

Bug Week! The first day of Bug Week took us 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Sept. 14 – Sept. 18

Happy Monday! Monday, we celebrated Alex’s 4th birthday! I don’t 

Explorers’ and Imagineers’ Highlights! Sept. 8 – Sept. 10

After some deliberation, we've all decided on names for the 

Sprouts’ Accounts! May 25 – May 29

Summer Reading with Miss Jacque! See the flyer to join 

Sprouts’ Accounts! May 18 – May 22

Less-Mess Monday: making a flower! Wednesday morning calendar and 

Sprouts’ Accounts! May 11 – May 15

Families! We've had some of you express interest in hosting 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Apr. 27 – May 1

Happy Monday with Ms. Shelley! Pots and Pans Band 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Apr. 20 – Apr. 24

Messy Monday! Making raindrops and sunshine with coffee filters or 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Apr. 13 – Apr. 17

Starting your week with Princess Shelley! Monday's group Zoom 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Apr. 6 – Apr. 9

Monday morning calendar, weather, and story time! Make-a-Dinosaur with 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Mar. 30 – Apr. 3

Need some new books to read? Books will be delivered 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Mar. 23 – Mar. 27

E-Learning pictures of our Sprouts!Calendar and Story Time with Ms. 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Mar. 9 – Mar. 13

A Spectrum Tradition: singing the Leprechaun Song when the calendar 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Mar. 2 – Mar. 6

FYI for families who are not here on Tuesdays: Spring 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Feb. 24 – Feb. 28

Nature nature!It was too cold to get outside, so 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Feb. 18 – Feb. 20

The Sprouts had a great time during Career Day!Here comes 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Jan. 27 – Jan. 31

Bubble Maker! We are adding bubbles to our sensory table! 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Jan. 21 – Jan. 24

Sprouts in the Wild!This Week in Preschool!You know, just checking 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Jan. 13 – Jan. 17

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Sprouts’ Accounts! Jan. 6 – Jan. 10

This was a great first week back with our friends! 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Dec. 16 – Dec. 20

Holiday Socks! Christmas...a little early! This year for Christmas, Miss 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Dec. 9 – Dec. 13

We got to watch the prairie burn from the safety 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Dec. 2 – Dec. 6

This week in Preschool... Our new poem is Jack Be 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Nov. 18 – Nov. 22

This week in Preschool...The Turkey Song! Ask your little learner 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Nov. 4 – Nov. 8

NAILED IT!Preschoolers Preschoolin'!That wraps up another great week in the 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Oct. 28 – Nov. 1

Re-purposing! One of my favorite outcomes of our day. The 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Oct. 14 – Oct. 18

Stemming from the content we covered this week, feel free 

Sprouts’ Accounts! Oct. 7 – Oct. 11

Runaway Pumpkin! In small groups, we read the “Runaway Pumpkin." 

Introducing: The Preschool Sprouts! Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

Enjoy these pictures from our amazing field trip to Valley 

Preschool: Sept. 23 – Sept. 27

Notes & Reminders: Pickup Times: Morning pickup time is 11:30am. 

Preschool: Sept. 16 – Sept. 20

Our PTO has asked each classroom to create a basket 

Preschool: Sept. 9 – Sept. 13

Sign Language Songs! We learned two songs that we will 

Preschool: Sept. 3 – Sept. 6

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Wildthings’ Adventures: May 20 – May 24

Dissecting... ...owl pellets! It was super fun...except the one that 

Wildthings’ Adventures: May 13 – May 17 the wild! As always, feel free to email us 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Apr.29 – May.3

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Wildthings’ Adventures: Apr.22 – Apr.26

Birds The Wildthings were reading a bird book while looking 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Apr.15 – Apr.19

Afternoon Hike! On Monday afternoon's hike, we found a few 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Apr.8 – Apr.12

This Week in Preschool, the Wildthings... Learned about Earth and 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Apr.1 – Apr.5

We had a wonderful time at our field trip to 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Mar.11 – Mar.15

Monday On Monday, we painted the background for the solar 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Mar.4 – Mar.8

There is lots of sickness going around again! Thank you 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Feb.25 – Mar.1

The Moon This week we started our discussion on the 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Feb.11 – Feb.15

Building & Crossing Bridges! Diana crossing the bridge. This has 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Feb.4 – Feb.8

Kindness Month Our Wildthings are shown decorating their new Kindness 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Jan.21 – Jan.25

Best Children's Books about Kindness I thought I would share 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Jan.14 – Jan.18

Positively impacting the future, one day at a time... It’s 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Jan.8 – Jan.11

2019: LET'S DO IT! Nature School: Don’t forget all of 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Dec.17 – Dec.21

Farewell, 2018!Christmas Character Day! We are so pleased that everyone 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Dec.10 – Dec.14

Fun week with the Wildthings!Monday Funday Today was such a 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Dec.3 – Dec.7

Hello, December! Wildthings' Notes: I’m so proud of our wild 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Nov.26 – Nov.30

Wrapping Up November! Nature school students need to make sure 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Nov.12 – Nov.16

Wildthings Stayed VERY Busy This Week!Wonder Wall This week we 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Nov.5 – Nov.9

Wildthings' Adventures: Nov.5 - Nov.9 Complete and turn in the 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Oct.22 – Oct.26

After working hard in the classroom all week, Severson Dells 

Wildthings’ Adventures: Oct.15 – Oct.19

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