Let’s go on an up walk

Yesterday, I shared with you how we built “up” and today I would like to share with you how we took our class on an “up” walk…

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Mr. Hayden read the book “Stuck,” by Oliver Jeffers.  If you’ve not read this book, I would highly recommend it!  The story begins when a little boy named Floyd gets his kite stuck in a tree…

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In an attempt to get his kite unstuck, Floyd takes off his shoe and throws it into the tree…

Let's go on an up walk by Teach Preschool

Yep, you guessed it!  The shoe got stuck too!  Floyd then continues throwing one thing after another into the tree in an attempt to get the previous items “unstuck.”  The silliness of this book captivated the children, so much so that they all crowded around Mr. Hayden, anxious to see what Floyd would throw into the tree yet again…

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After reading “Stuck,” Mr. Hayden invited the children to go on an “up” walk to see if they could find something that was “stuck” in the trees.  So we all gathered up our coats and hats and went outside to enjoy the unusually warm day…

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When we got outside of the classroom, we immediately looked up.  Since there aren’t any trees around our driveway, there wasn’t much to see except for the sky on this beautiful day.  So we began our trek down the hill and through the outdoor classroom until we reached the woods…

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Every few minutes or so, the children would stop walking and Mr. Hayden would invite them to look up and tell us what they saw…

Let's go on an up walk by Teach Preschool

The children told us that they saw clouds, a few birds, and lots of bare trees.  And in those bare trees, we did something that was stuck!  Birds nests were stuck high up in those trees!  But don’t worry, none of the children threw their shoes up into the trees to try to get it “unstuck.”

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By |2014-04-10T06:00:51+00:00April 10th, 2014|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Jackie April 12, 2014 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Wonderful, Deborah! We take so many walks here, and we spend so much of our time looking down – for treasures of course! What a great reminder to spend some time looking up to examine what’s above us while we’re out and about!

  2. Rhythm April 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    This is soooo great! I love walks in the woods, but I must admit my nose is usually on the ground. I love Mr Jeffers!!!

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