Science & Nature
Pixie Hill Preschool’s unique backyard setting affords students an opportunity to value and become aware of nature. Our curriculum themes during the year reflect children’s innate fascination and desire to explore using their 5 senses. At Pixie Hill, teachers offer science and nature learning both inside and outside the school classroom. Sensory table activities and simple experiments invite our budding scientists to discover.
Plants & Trees
Our towering maple tree on the playground provides a nature lesson for all seasons, from changing leaves to bare branches to the explosion of new spring growth. Rare is the child who misses an opportunity to dig in the soil. Our garden boxes allow children to see their hand-sown seeds mature into vegetable bearing plants. The grand reward for all is to eat the fruits of their labor!
Animals & Sea Life
Pixie Hill students in both classes see farm animals up close at Kelsey Creek Farm. They learn about insects from entomologist, Don Ehlen. They touch and feel the turtles and snakes brought to class by the real life Reptile Guy. After examining birds and eggs, we make a nest of our own.
Weather & Earth Science
From rocks, mountains and volcanoes to the sun, moon and stars, Pixie kids also learn about things they cannot touch. Embarking on the Pixie Space Shuttle, complete with astronaut costumes, students can walk on the moon.