Let It Snow

fsforestschool/ November 17, 2018/ Animal Tracking, FSFNS Blog, Past Stories, Quiet Mind, Snow, Winter Fun/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! Ready for our song of the week?… Oh the weather outside is delightful (not frightful) and the campfire is so delightful (too)… and since we’re an emergent, student-led program with no set place to go… let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.  (Did you sing it?!) Snow!!! We love snow at Forest School and what a wonderful way to kick of the soon-to-be Winter Season… and

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Still Craving that Caving!

fsforestschool/ November 14, 2018/ Campfire Notes, Caving/ 0 comments

Hey Folks, Metcalfe Rock is, and has been, an important place to Free Spirit for many years.  For those of you who have never been, it’s totally worth the trip!  Metcalfe is part of the Kolopore Uplands with trails that run in and among the Niagara Escarpment.   In our humble opinion, it’s a magical place and it’s become a sort of ritual to return to the caves with our students

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Morning Teas and Nature Cafes

fsforestschool/ November 4, 2018/ Animals, Cooking, Fall Fun, Fire Building, Food, FSFNS Blog, Journaling, Past Stories, Plants, Projects, Quiet Mind, Teamwork, Tools, Wandering/ 0 comments

Hey Folks, Aside from our core routines, our days varied a lot this week (as they typically do) so check out the highlights below! Tuesday On Tuesday we embraced a beautiful day and celebrated a special birthday.  After our morning circle, check-ins and sit spots, we were off for a lunch out to the wonderful Mysterious Forest.  We learned a new game about fur trading that let our students jump

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