Wellington El VPK Enjoys Nature Trail

Early childhood professional Daien Mata, VPK/ESE teacher Cathy Eckstein and physical/behavioral needs assistant Karla Martin with the VPK class.

Cathy Eckstein’s VPK class at Wellington Elementary School was excited to take a nature walk last week.

Wellington Elementary has 20 acres of land to explore. The class was learning all about nature and things that you find in nature. The children broke up in groups to cover different areas of the campus and collected their findings. They were excited to find acorns, all different colored leaves, sticks, pinecones, pine needles, shells and more. Their bags were full, and they got to take them home and discuss their findings with their families.

They also saw different footprints and guessed what animals they could be, along with seeing some different types of birds and some squirrels. It was a fun learning experience for the class.