Sunday, November 12, 2017

Woodsy Wednesday Nov. 8, 2017

The Forest Kids had another wonderful day in the forest today. This was our second chilly day, but this time we were prepared with hats, mittens, and our suits. We enjoyed hot chocolate at snack as well as Ms. Black Bear's blueberry muffins! Yum!

Today during guided discovery rotations we performed a play about a dog with a poor sore paw. The kids enjoyed building a bridge a role playing the characters. They were excited to perform it for their friends as well.  We also had a chance to practice our fire safety skills while roasting marshmallows to make s'mores! These were a huge hit! Another group went foraging for ingredients for mud kitchen.

During Station time we had the chance to follow through on our forest plan that we had made in the morning.  Grey Fox climbed a tree or two or three. Red Tailed Hawk and Bobcat were busy building a fort while Newt and Bat were busy building dams to reroute the water in Dirt City. Still others spent time playing house in Fairy Village. The kids did not want our time in the forest to end and neither did we. "Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Others, and Take Care of the Forest!"  Until next time...

Grey Fox is climbing a tree.  She was making a nest.

During Guided Discovery we read a book about a puppy with a sore foot.  We made a bridge and the kids helped the puppy over the bridge.

We are getting pine cones, grass, mud, dirt, water, and ice for mud kitchen.

Coyote, Chipmunk, Cotton tail hare and Woodchuck were crossing the bridge.

We are cooking marshmallows over the fire. It was fun. The S'mores were yummy!

Mountain Lion was crossing the bridge in Dirt City.

This is the bridge for the Sore Puppy play!

Red Tail Hawk and Bobcat are lifting a big stick.  We were putting it on our fort.

Bat said we were taking the leaves out of the river and making a dam.

Possum and White tailed deer were making a fort. It was just a tiny one, said Possum.
The hot chocolate was yummy delicious said all the forest friends!
Crow put the finishing touches on the fairy house that she built with Ms. Black Bear at her sit spot.

Chipmunk and Coyote were bringing Skunk's Hat back!!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5th

Rainy Day in the Forest
We started the day out in the Makerspace today because it was forecasted to be rainy. Mr. Koski had collected walking sticks for us, so many of us chose to paint them in cool colors. Other forest kids decided to build more boats and made changes from their designs last week to create a new an improved boat. It was so fun watching the kids apply what they learned during our boat races to make some amazing boats!
       Ms. Swallowtail made us amazing banana bread and we also got to drink hot chocolate too! Yum! We only had a short time to be in the woods today, as we needed to go in early to practice for our Memorial Day concert. The day flew by and at the end we were all wanting MORE time! We all can't wait for next Friday!.

Friday, April 28, 2017

April 28

Boat Building
The Forest Kids had a blast in the forest today. Last week, we had experimented with different natural materials to determine which sank and/or floated. The kids  collected various materials and we went to the Makerspace before heading out in the forest to create boats! We were lucky to have so many volunteers! Big shout out to Mrs. Woodpecker, Ms. Moose, and Mr. and Mrs. Raccoon! We lucked out and had a beautiful sunny day! We even got to eat lunch in the forest, which hasn't happened since December! We had so much fun that we decided to take what we learned about our boats and create even better ones for next time!