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Today was our very first day of Forest Preschool. We spent 3 1/2 hours immersed in nature with these sweet little children. Looking back, I can't believe I am getting paid to do such wonderful work. How very lucky I am.
Our theme today was 'Our Senses and The Environment: Sight & Shapes'. We began by making these fun shape necklaces to take on our hike. We learned about the 5 senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Then we talked about shapes - what are our favorite shapes? What makes them special? What kinds of shapes can we find in nature? Then we used our sense of sight to find different shapes as we walk through the woods!
Here’s one of the songs we learned before we headed off into the woods:
The Leaves on the Trees
The leaves on the trees,
They sway in the breeze,
They sway all around, all around.
Slowly first, then faster
Until all the leaves fall down.
(Repeat, gradually getting faster each time)
No matter which where (turn square all around)
Turn it here, turn it there
It’s still a square (hold hands out to side)