Igloo is cozy space for Day Nursery preschoolers
The thermometer outside the classroom reads 32 degrees, but inside Sara McHenry’s and Caroline King’s classroom at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center, it is toasty warm inside their igloo constructed out of empty milk jugs. The igloo sits next to a large window facing the playground so it gets lots of soft light which makes it a perfect place for snuggling up with a good book. It is also a place that is designated for “me” time, so if a student wants to get away from the preschool crowd for a while, they can move to the igloo and read quietly, knowing that the space is their own. Ms. Sara and Ms. Caroline have plans to work their igloo into a preschool math lesson, challenging the children to count the number of milk containers it took to build it as well as observe how many colors make up the caps on the bottles and count how many there are of each color.