Workshop and Gardening
One of the most exciting parts of our preschool program for the Threes and Fours is our workshop program. Children visit the workshop weekly in small groups of 2-4 students. They learn how to safely use real hammers, hand drills, sandpaper, and saws (Fours only) under the careful supervision of our Workshop and Science teacher. These activities help the children to grow in both competence and confidence as the year progresses. They are so proud of the creations they make, which may include catapults, ring toss games, pinwheels, boats that can really go in the water, seasonal decorations, and much more.
In addition, in the fall and spring this program includes gardening. Activities include growing radishes from seeds, planting pansies and fall bulbs to decorate our playground, and growing and eating a spring salad. Science concepts are introduced and reinforced often in both the building and gardening activities.