Erin Kenny's Blog – May 2013 Archive (2)

Forest Kindergarten program is Pre-K Science!

     In America, we place such a huge value on measurable learning that we forget some times that children are learning every time they seem to be "just playing". There are wonderful ways to support the naturally scientific and inquisitive mind of a preschooler as is demonstrated in an excerpt from the Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten monthly newsletter:

     "As the weather warms up, we have gotten out the paintbrushes several times to use with our black charcoal “paint”. The children…

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Added by Erin Kenny on May 22, 2013 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

Forest Kindergarten newsletter - April 2013

     Spring has kicked into full bloom and our foraging opportunities have increased greatly. After the weeklong spring break this month, the kids immediately noticed two distinct changes in the plants: that there were pink flowers on the salmonberry and that the very red young tender new growth of the evergreen huckleberry leaves had shown up. We are enjoying the flavors of the leaf buds on the huckleberry, salmonberry, salal, and hazelnut. We have also found many fallen branch tips of the…

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Added by Erin Kenny on May 15, 2013 at 7:57am — No Comments

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