Inspiring Kids With a Love of Nature

“Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature.” (Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods) Recently I was asked to… Continue reading Inspiring Kids With a Love of Nature

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Letter H Preschool Unit

OVERVIEW We did 4 school days for this unit over the course of 2 weeks, with some other fun learning activities mixed in. I centered each day around 4 books: Henny Penny, The Little Red Hen, The Little House, and The Three Little Pigs. Three of those are classic stories, which I covered in this blog post in more… Continue reading Letter H Preschool Unit

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Letter C Preschool Unit

OVERVIEW We covered a variety of things for one week of Letter C doing The Peaceful Preschool curriculum and some other activities. Caps For Sale was probably the most impressionable and memorable: what a fantastic story! C IS FOR CAMPING We also spent an entire week on C is for Camping -- you can view that… Continue reading Letter C Preschool Unit

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B is for Bird Preschool Unit

OVERVIEW We spent 3 weeks on Letter B. You can see our activities for Bees, Butterflies, and Blueberries for Sal on this post. One week of Letter B was spent on B is for Bird, which I'll share about below. BOOKS There are SO MANY great bird picture books! We really enjoyed all of these,… Continue reading B is for Bird Preschool Unit

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Classic Story Extensions for Preschool

OVERVIEW "Fairy tales don't condone poor behavior; they simply relate what occurs. Children learn very early that there are good people, bad people, kind people, cruel people, and assortments of behavior in between. And children have room in their lives for all sorts of miracles.... an active imagination [is] a token of the liberty of… Continue reading Classic Story Extensions for Preschool