If you never get lost, you never get found

Hey Everyone, have you ever been lost? This week we challenged our students to see how they would survive a night lost in the woods.   The morning had us off to our old campsite to take some quiet space alone to reflect on what it would feel like to be lost – what would you…

We strive to survive

Hi Friends! We had another fun-filled Wednesday at Forest School! Our students spent a large portion of their day braving the cold, and gaining the skills to survive  the outdoors. With the colder weather arriving, we focused on shelter building and  becoming more confident with our fire skills. There was so much creative thinking, problem…

Life is best traveled with Friends

Hey Everyone! We had such a blast exploring this week! After learning the cardinal directions and compass basics, it was time for studying maps… and what better way than an all out East vs West game of capture the flag?  Students divided territory, created boundaries and marked key locations on the map before they were…

Oh the places you will go

Hi Friends! “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to great places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose” – Dr. Suess Our focus this week was mapping!  Giving our students the ability to read and understand…

Environmental Superheroes!

Hey Everyone! This week at Forest School we took on the Suzuki Superhero Challenge…  the goal of which was to gain a deeper understanding of certain rights that everyone in the world should have.  The day was broken down into different parts: the Right to Clean Water, the Right to Clean Air, the Right to…

Take care of the earth, and she will take care of you

Hi Friends! Can you believe it? 6 weeks left until we are done our first semester, how time flies! We couldn’t have asked for better weather today, and with the excitement of snow we decided to focus on Environmental Science. Today brought a mix of physical exercise, visualization games, student creations and discussions. Throughout our…

Acrylics, oils? Pfffft… we’ve got grapes.

Hey Folks, Hard to believe we are more than half way through the trimester!  What awesome weather we had this week (especially compared to last!) for jumping into our creative minds with Art Attack! We started off the day as always with some free play, smudging and morning circle – except this time a number…

Every child is an artist

Hi Friends! “Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein This week at Forest school, it was a student-led emergent day full of creativity.  It was amazing to watch how the day unfolded through team-building activities that strived towards working together, communication and memory. Our students worked both individually and together to construct a…