Category Archives: Preschoolers

Have a Sunny Day Friends……………..

This is a sunflower from our Organic Community Garden here in Joliet, Illinois. I thought I would post it today to give everyone a chance for a sunny day!

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We Had a LITTLE Visitor……….

Robert went out to put something into the garbage can the other day and look who was there! He had gotten in the night before and couldn’t get back out. Such a cute little guy. So we dumped him out. … Continue reading

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♫ ♪ Happy Birthday Victoria Elizabeth ♪ ♫

Victoria Elizabeth has grown up to be an amazing young woman! She is living her dreams in Key West, FL, meeting new people and exploring the world! I could not be more proud!

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Let Freedom Ring! Happy Fourth of July !

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Photo Friday June 14, 2013

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Fairy Fest is THIS Saturday (always the first Saturday in May)

Every year in Pilcher Park the fairies decend upon us. We are lucky enough to be graced by the presence of all of the fairy magic the Universe has to offer. We also have fairies in training who learn the … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day Ya’ll !

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The Underground Railroad as a Backdrop for Learning about Nature

Each year at Pilcher Park Nature Center we have some 4800 students come to the park for our Underground Railroad Field Trip.  This was designed to teach Black History and Nature at the same time. Our Nature Center is turned … Continue reading

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Play in Nature Keynote Address

Today I was the Keynote Speaker for The Will County Regional Office of Education 2012 Early Childhood Education Conference.  What a fun day to meet with and talk to K-2 Teachers about Play in Nature.  Here is some of what … Continue reading

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Snow………….Nature at it’s best!

Last night the news folks told us it was gonna snow.  And?  It is Illinois and  it is January!  So?  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY:  snowfall 6-8 inches!  AND?  It is Illinois and it is January.  This went on for hours and … Continue reading

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