Granby Nature Preschool
Sample September Format


  • 3’s – 1 hour/day spread out over 2-3 sessions
  • 4’s, 5’s – increase to 1 ½ hours/day spread out
  • Homeschool schedule should be structured, but fluid, to meet needs, including weather, of a specific day.
  • Days should always begin with a Breakfast Greeting*
  • Days should always include reading aloud to children.
  • Sign up sheets for excursions will be sent out a week or 2 in advance. We welcome only 3 families at a time.
  • For all excursions, please adhere to safe Covid practices by wearing masks and maintaining safe distances.
  • Always check for ticks after outdoor sessions.
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Establishing       Routines

All About Me

Me Lessons Me Lessons Me Lessons Introduction to Meadows Excursion

All About Me

   My Family

What Do Families Look Like Apple Orchard Excursion

Apple Investigations


Apple Investigations with Snacks

And serving family


All About Me

   My Senses

Apple Investigations

Taste Testing

Meadows and Insects Excursion #1

Polly Hall’s Apple Pie Game


Senses, Apples,




All About Me

   My Feelings

Make and test taste different apple sauces

Meadows and Insects

Excursion #2

Insect sorts Insect comparisons

*Breakfast Greeting – Based on the Responsive Classroom model of Morning Meeting our breakfast invitation to greet one another and the day emphasizes the importance of starting the day together and acknowledging one another by name. Additionally we establish routines and give structure to the day by discussing the date, the weather, the schedule. of the day, and any significant news. We suggest that this happen around the breakfast table when the family is together to begin your day.  We recommend that this be informal, but structured and consistent so that it becomes routine and builds on important concepts of numbers and counting, days of the week, months, seasons, the weather, and planning. 

This will happen slowly and consistently over time. We will introduce visual prop ideas for a calendar, days of the week, 100’s board, weather, etc. over time.