Soup du Jour, Spooky Potions and the Upside Down

fsforestschool/ October 29, 2018/ Fall Fun, FSFNS Blog, Past Stories, Wandering/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! We wanted to start the week off with a post dedicated to the youngest members of our community – the Chickadees!  These little ones are always keen for adventures and we love how easily they bring their imaginations to life. We started the day with our loose parts and discovering some new additions to the site – an upgraded “mud kitchen” and our massive winter prospector tent.  Instantly

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The Infamous Grape Valley

fsforestschool/ October 28, 2018/ Fall Fun, Fire Building, FSFNS Blog, Hiking, Past Stories, Quiet Mind, Shelter, Teamwork, Tools/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! Just a quick post this week but wanted to share some of the highlights from our adventures. The majority of our older groups this week spent a significant time in Maple Forest, even having a few “lunch outs” on our drier days.  In Maple Forest, we have a special spot we call “Grape Valley”.  This has become a hub for our imaginative play, construction and exploration.  Students built

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Tool Time and other fun stuff!

fsforestschool/ October 14, 2018/ Animals, Fish, FSFNS Blog, Past Stories, Projects, Tools/ 0 comments

Hey Folks, We trust everyone had a great long weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving.  This week, we were back at our home base at Bygone Days after our paddling trips last week.  We do so much over the course of a week at FNS, it’s hard to sum up – but here are couple things! Macro Models We like using macro-models to help reinforce learning.  A macro model sets up parameters

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There’s a lot of noise in silence

fsforestschool/ October 6, 2018/ Birds, Fall Fun, Fire Building, Fish, FSFNS Blog, Map Making, Paddling, Past Stories, Quiet Mind/ 0 comments

Hey Everyone, Our older groups this week geared up for their first field trip of the year – a paddle down the Beaver River.  Collectively, the groups paddled anywhere from the Epping put in to the Slabtown Dam.  The Fall colours were stunning and seemed to intensify as the week went on.  All groups learned basic canoe skills, with our older students having the chance to learn to stern –

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