Our garden is growing!

You know that feeling when you complete a puzzle that you’ve been working on for so long?  When that last piece fits perfectly in its place and you sit back and admire your hard work?  That same feeling surrounded our garden this morning.  What a beautiful, sunny day for our first garden harvest of pea pods and lettuce.  It was such a great sight to see the children pluck, study and taste from their very own garden.

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But that was just the icing on the cake.  The kids had a blast catching this guy…..over and over again.  They even tried to make him a home and debated whether or not grasshoppers liked water.

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AND…..Miss Molly found a Monarch cocoon (aka pupa or chrysalis).  How exciting considering we are blessed with an abundance of milkweed that only monarch caterpillars can eat!  And, thanks to a grant from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Community Foundation, as well as the National Wildlife Federation’s “Butterfly Heroes program” ( http://www.nwf.org/Butterfly-Heroes.apx) we have our very own butterfly garden!  We will certainly be keeping a close eye on it over the next month.

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Happy Summer everyone!!

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“Oh what fun it is to ride…..”

After a long hiatus, PCN Preschool joined Petoskey’s 4th of July parade this year with our garden inspired float, filled with our very own garden critters.   We are so proud of our little ones who participated throughout the week.  Whether it was painting the flowers and insects during our weekly garden playdate……DSC_9966

or decorating the float on Friday, July 3rd…….

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or walking, riding, or scooting happily along during the parade

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PCN preschool embraces the entire family and promotes a sense of community within the walls of its classroom.  It brings joy to see these attributes make their way outside of the classroom into the streets of our hometown.  Thank you to all who helped make this possible.

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