A picture is worth a thousand words…

Hi Friends! This week brought another great day at Forest School, and today was all about Nature Photography and spending time looking at nature from different points of view.  We also enjoyed games, our weekly check ins, reflection time and exploration. A large portion of our day was spent playing around with cameras, and taking…

Say Cheese, Trees!

Hey Folks, Students had the opportunity this week to play around with photography.  We got up close and personal with nature and had the chance to see things through a completely new lens.  We started the day by playing around with cameras, learning how to work them and testing them out.  This led us into…

Let’s go Skiing!

Hi Friends! We were expecting bitter cold, blowing wind, lots of snow, and we came incredibly prepared with our helmets, goggles, extra layers, warm socks and positive attitudes! But low and behold, we were graced with a beautiful, sunny day, light snow and lots of powder! Before we went skiing we wanted to take some…

These legs were made for skiing…

Hey Everyone, We had two great days at Scenic Caves this week!  Tuesday we had sunny, warm weather and Wednesday we had some freshly fallen snow to ride in.   After a quick lesson on how to ski and how to fall from fellow Forest School Teacher, Krista, we were off to the trails.  We had…

We may all be different fish, but in this school we swim together

Hi Everyone! We don’t think we could have asked for a better winter day to enjoy our first adventure with Ice fishing! There was an abundance of emergent learning, along with some role play learning! This was another week diving into our “knot book” and taking the time to learn some key knots of the…

Here fishy, fishy… (or “they don’t call it catching!”)

Hey Everyone, We did not anticipate the extreme amount of excitement around fishing!  Students arrived with their tackle boxes and rods in hand and were ready to go.  As teachers, we couldn’t have been happier with that energy (and will now likely plan another fishing day in the Spring semester!) With a few weeks of…

Snow, Snow and more Snow!

Hi Everyone! Today we welcomed back winter with open arms, excited to spend our whole day exploring the snow. It couldn’t have been a more  perfect time because this week, our topic was “Snow”. We also welcomed our guest Tomoko visiting from Barrie, and moving to Japan for 2 years. She participated in our morning…

Snow is warm(!?)

Hey Everyone! Finally some snow for us to play in!  We took full advantage of it this week by diving into it (figuratively and literally).  Our day focused on different scientific aspects of snow.  To start the day, we wrote down everything we knew about snow on paper, then we crumpled them up and had a “snow”ball fight….