Playful Directions

Mrs. Forst's Pre-Kindergarten Blog


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North West City

Last week, a handful of the students transformed into architects and spent several days creating a city landscape in our block center. The city included parking lots, a school, an airport, a zoo, and of course lots of buildings! Each day, the students added more features to the city such as walls (to keep the animals from escaping), bridges, and more road signs.  They also designed maps for their city in case it ever needs to be repaired or remodeled. Then, this week, one of the students proclaimed that it should be called North West City. Each day, the city expands and develops into a more intricate design.

The students have worked together to problem solve when the buildings have fallen apart, where to put new structures, and what to do when they ran out of blocks. The collaboration and synergy has been effortless and is proof that that our once young, wide-eyed students are now confident and ready for kindergarten.


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Pre-K Nature Day

Monday our City friends joined us for a day of play, songs, hikes and other nature based activities. Both groups of children enjoyed getting to know one another on the nature playground.  Mr. Cooper took all of us for a hike before lunch, which we ate outdoors.  Many of the children chose to work on one of our two new weaving looms.  One is stationary and the other will travel back to the City Campus Pre-K playground.


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Hello, Little Ant

Last week, our friends from the City Campus came out to visit us. We spent the entire time outside conducting Nature Walks, gathering collections and classifying our finds. Before we could begin, however, we needed to greet one another.

Behold, how two ants greet each other.

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