Last Year’s Sunshine

fsforestschool/ March 14, 2020/ FSFNS Blog, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! We finished off our Winter Session with an awesome week full of fun! With the quick snow melt and warm weather, our little river is raging and constantly changing.  Students had so much fun in and around it this week from setting up dams that beavers would be envious of to carving out a course and getting out the tools to create boats for an epic race, and as

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A Sweet, Sweet Week

fsforestschool/ March 7, 2020/ FSFNS Blog, Past Stories, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Hey Friends! We’ve officially entered our absolutely favourite “season” – I know, we say that every season, but it’s true – welcome to Maple Season! We are fortunate enough to have access to some old Maples and a sugar shack in Collingwood and spent the week picking out the perfect trees!  Each student go to claim their very own tree that they’ve  committed to taking care of from here on

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Pancake Tuesday and Tinder Pouches!

fsforestschool/ February 28, 2020/ Past Stories, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! With our brief stint of warm weather over the weekend, dreams of leaving Winter behind (don’t get me wrong, we LOVE Winter) and heading into our favourite season (MAPLE Season) were on our mind .  And while as the week progressed we were in for a wallop of snow, we celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday the best way we know how:  Pancakes made over the fire with the

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Skating, Fishing and a Drey!

fsforestschool/ February 24, 2020/ Past Stories, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Hey Friends of FNS! We had a fun week taking full advantage of the Winter Wonderland – from sunny bluebird days to amazing blizzards! Our ice rink on the pond was finally ready for some skating – and just in time before the temps rise.  The students worked hard to clear (and flood) the ice over the past few weeks and it culminated in some great times skating with friends,

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Minus Whatever…!

fsforestschool/ February 15, 2020/ FSFNS Blog, Past Stories/ 0 comments

From bluebird days to some of the coldest we’ve had this year, we saw it all this week.  And the one thing they all had in common?? Huge smiles at the end of the day. As one of our favourite songs to sing reminds us: “Ain’t it kinda funny, how a cold day keeps you warm.”  And the students found many creative and practical ways to embrace to cooler temps. 

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Epic Sagas, Bows and Arrows and Good Ol’ Fashioned Play.

fsforestschool/ February 9, 2020/ FSFNS Blog, Past Stories, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! We do a lot of things at FNS that encourage connection with Nature and no doubt a lot of it is based in play.   There are 16 different types of identified play – and for us play is something that is done for fun and not necessarily for any practical reason.  This week in particular we overwhelmingly noticed that our students came alive as they let there

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Quinzees, Ice Fishing…. and Pizza!

fsforestschool/ January 25, 2020/ FSFNS Blog, Past Stories/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! We had another fun Winter week at FNS – and more snow than we’ve seen all year!  Students eagerly took advantage of this building a huge quinzee  villages, an epic wall 5 ft high around the fire pit and numerous forts and tunnels.  With all this snow, we also needed to get out our snowshoes to break trail in over 2ft of snow through the Forests!  It’s amazing

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Lime-zards, Cherry-mapotamuses and Lemon-osaurauses… oh my.

fsforestschool/ January 18, 2020/ FSFNS Blog, Past Stories, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! We’ve been having a blast with the Winter finally arriving in full force!  Students this week took full advantage the snow as they explored, played, created and wandered their way around the forest!  With the cold weather, our fire skills were put to the test and we were able to create epic forts, warm quinzees and seemingly never ending tunnels through the snow – which gave us an

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Celebrate good times!

fsforestschool/ December 22, 2019/ FSFNS Blog, Past Stories/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! We hope you had a Happy Solstice!  We celebrated all week long in anticipation of the shortest day of the year.  We did this is different ways – meditations, lighting nut candles (it works!) and wax candles, “letting go” ceremonies around the bonfire, songs and more.  This was in an effort to help us with deep nature connection (and connection with ourselves) during the darkest days of the

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“Yeah!… That was so cool!”

fsforestschool/ December 15, 2019/ FSFNS Blog, Past Stories/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! We often try to highlight a lot of the interesting and neat things that happen throughout the week here on this blog.  It helps us unpack all the excitement and learning that happens along the way.  And we are often asked – what do you do at Forest School?  It seems like a straightforward thing but the truth is there are so many things that occur on a

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