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April’s Sprouts Nature Notes

Spring is in full swing and things are finally green! The Sprouts’ imaginations have been in full swing this month too! They have been using creek water and rocks and walnuts to make some delicious soups, as always, they’ve opened up their pretend ice cream shops, the cold weather this winter didn’t slow down their […]

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April’s Littlest Learners Nature Notes

April has been the month of spotting pollinators! Friends on the farmstead have been looking actively for bees and butterflies. This month we learned about our native bees and how we can help them find a home along with providing them with some native flowers for nectar. The class was even able to observe a […]

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March’s Sprouts Nature Notes

Spring is in the air and this month the Sprouts have been excitedly discovering new creatures and plants as the forest begins to come back to life. We have been treated to the songs of birds above and the Sprouts drumming on logs down below. The warmer weather has also led to more time playing […]

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February’s Sprouts Nature Notes

February started off with strong winter weather and began to show us signs of spring as the month came to a close. The Sprouts noticed that the snow we received was still sticking around in certain spots around the Farmstead. It wasn’t sticking around everywhere, just in the places that didn’t get much sunlight like […]

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February’s Littlest Learners Nature Notes

Worms, insects, and flowers oh my! At the beginning of the month, we still had snow on the farmstead! Days were cold and wet! Layers were especially important! Focusing on our bodies’ temperatures was key to enjoying our full day of outside play! We also experienced lots of rain! By the second week of February, […]

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January’s Sprouts Nature Notes

The first month of the new year has been a dazzling show of ice and snow. We were treated to two snow storms that left the Farmstead blanket with snow for weeks. This gave the Sprouts a chance to engage with water in a new way. Some of the Sprouts noticed that while some of […]

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January’s Littlest Learners Nature Notes

January has felt like our first cold month of winter. We experienced freezing temperatures and lots of snow! Ice crystals were a very popular discovery this month! Ice crystals are called ice needles and they form from groundwater that seeps out and meets the below-freezing air. We have fun collecting these and seeing how many […]

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3 Winter Crafts

Winter break is a great time to bust out the crafts! Here are three ideas to get you and your kiddos started! Tissue Paper Snowman A quick and easy-to-setup craft that can keep your little ones occupied for quite a while! All you’ll need is construction paper, glue, and tissue paper. Great for when it’s […]

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November’s Sprouts Nature Notes

November has been a month of big temperature swings as we have seen days starting in the thirties and peaking in the upper sixties. We have all been getting a lot of practice removing or adding layers as the temperature changes. This gives us a chance to practice our own flexibility and adaptability as the […]

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