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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.

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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