In the classroom

Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Forest Visit

By Britt Alstad During our Story Book Journey of Goldilocks And The Three Bears, the Children’s House classroom has a ranger station, forest miniatures, forest stuffed animals, and ranger costumes. We thought a visit from Boulder Open Space and Mountain […]


A Harvest Fair

Last Friday, we had another cross-curriculum farm to preschool experience. Children’s art abounded with our recycled supplies to build farm stands. Corks, wallpaper samples, plastic tops, wax, tissue paper, and wooden coins were among some of the plethora of choices. Children dedicated time, attention and concerted efforts to […]

Harvest fair

Connecting Over New Food From our Bountiful Harvest

Our snack menu continues to follow the season as we harvest the final veggies from our garden. One creation the children made was pickled vegetables. The children worked diligently slicing radishes and white turnips with plastic knives for pickling. We talked […]

Bugs and Kale Chips

Cooking the chips With fresh kale growing in the garden, Michael biked over to cut some kale leaves. Four children volunteered to wash and cut the kale. Some specialized words associated to this experiential job were “kale”, “rib”, “half”, and […]

Kale Chips

Market Story

Veggie Bucks at Boulder Farmer’s Market

Oh, what fun Elaine and Michael had biking to the Wednesday afternoon Farmers Market in downtown Boulder.  First stop was our community garden plot to turn the water on for our garden beds.  Then we were off, Burley in tow […]

Children’s Garden The Beginning

March 5th -Day One After years of working on a way to bring gardening to our school, we finally worked out that we needed to take the school to the garden.  We rented a plot at the Boulder Community Gardens […]

Children's Garden

The Electricians

Referring to our new storybook journey, House in the Meadow by Shutta Crum a group of children played the electricians. One child used the spool of wire to wire the loft with his co-workers.  They wrapped the bundle of wire […]

Australia Day

Today Children’s House Preschool celebrated Australia Day, as part of our story book journey, “How We Go To School.” The book shows how children around the world go to school. We had Aboriginal decorations and artwork to show the children, […]

Harvest time in Boulder

With the abundance of fresh food this time of year, we have enjoyed bringing new flavors and food experiences to the children.  In the last 2 weeks we have shared the following snacks: Squash Gnocchi with sage butter and fried […]