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Nature Banners

Our sunny days lately have made for some beautiful mornings in the Glenn.

That‘s why we kicked off this school year with nature banners!

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Bear Caves

Dramatic play can be defined as a type of play where children accept and assign roles, and then act them out. It is a time when they break through the walls of reality, pretend to be someone or something different from themselves, and dramatize situations and actions to go along with the roles they have chosen to play.

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Chores in the Nature Lab

These past weeks in the Nature Lab we’ve been busy working in the garden and caring for the animals. We are developing routines where the children will become competent in many of the tasks that are regularly required to keep our garden and animals happy and healthy.

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Wizard Wands

It’s incredible to watch each age group develop their drawing skills. From scribbles to recognizable figures each stage is necessary as they gain control of their cognitive and motor skills.

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What inspires you?

What Inspires You?
We started with a simple concept- a flower! Each child was instructed to inspect, touch, and smell their flower.

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Bird Nest Project

We learned about different birds and what their names are by reading “Feathers for lunch” by Lois Ehlert.We talked about what a bird may use to build a nest and where some birds choose to build their homes.

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Face Painting Fun

Painting on yourself is often discouraged and that is why it was great fun to dedicate a special day for them to be the canvas.

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