Place Based Preschool
I was thrilled to work with children to expand their experience with two things I am passionate about: nature and creativity. Every session we explore together through play, investigations, art, and stories. The place based model helps children feel a sense of place by connecting and learning about the world around them. That can mean the natural world, their local town, the local bird population, or anything around them. The plan with the preschool sessions is to gather once a season to explore a topic within our “place.” I also enjoy asking the children to interpret what they learn through art. I have so much fun that I want to keep the experience; hence, the blog! Enjoy!
Place Based Preschool Fall
The Trees around us
It was a beautiful day for our first session of the Place Based Preschool. We started with a classic fall activity. It is often these simple interactions with the natural world that help them become connected to the great world around them.
We begin our hike through the woods to find the secret spot just for us!
We found it!
Pat Maloney from Project Learning Tree invited the children to investigate the leaves around them.
“My leaf has teeth like me!” L.L.
Collections and investigations start.
“I am going to see what dirt is by this tree.” C.P.
A close look
“My dirt is sticky!” E.R.
We find leaves for our leaf prints.
“This leaf makes a lot of paint.” C.P.
Story time: Mr. Oak has left us some treasures. Can we find him to say thank you?
“I want to see Mr. Oak too!” D.L.