‘Tis the season … for snow and good-byes!

Hello folks one last time! The last two days of forest school have come and our 2017 fall semester is now over. With mixed feelings we looked back on our past months and said goodbye to new friends, adventures, exploration, discoveries and new (nature) knowledge! But no reason to be sad … Forest School will…

Shelter building & nature photography

Hello once again! Our Forest School fall semester is slowly coming to an end, sadly. But we will be back next year for sure. And maybe your children will be too! On these last chilly Forest School days we have been wandering, hiking and exploring to keep ourselves warm. Last week’s theme was: nature photography….

Fish rescue & ancient discovery

Good day! Christmas is approaching and the weather is adjusting, at least it’s trying. A big mix of cold and warm weather. But there’s no such thing as the wrong weather! We here at Forest School are always prepared for an adventure and dressed accordingly! Lately we have been starting our morning with fires (to…

Making our very own map!

Good day parents! Last Wednesday was our very first day of Forest School WITH snow. At least a little. I’m very sure we will be having more of that very soon. As it was very cold overnight a lot of the nearby puddles froze and that was what the Snowy Owls started their day off…

NA-NA-NA-NA (…) BAT-SHELTEEEER!

Hey folks! Last Wednesday was our big project day. The week before we had already started speaking about what the Snowy Owls wished to do on the big project day so I had enough time to get materials. The children are currently very eager to earn their stickers and beads. Therefore, after they had taken…

Today we were chefs

What a typical breezy fall day here at forest school! There was a little bit of everything: rain, clouds, sunshine, wind … and some fresh fall temperatures! We were well prepared for an other Wednesday in Heathcote with our warm sweaters and rain jackets. And to help keep us warm we wanted to start our…

Aim, steady, shoot!

Hello once again! What wonderful fall weather we had this week! This gave us so much time to play and explore outside. This week’s theme was “archery” and oh boy (girl?!) did we have fun! Before making our own bows and arrows we learned some different parts of a real bow and arrow and discussed…

R is for beaveR RiveR!

Hey folks! Today we explored the Beaver River! We were lucky to have such nice warm weather in this early month of October. After our morning ritual of check-ins and smudging, we began making a minnow-trap together. We used a big pop bottle, took the lid off, cut off the top part, then turned it…

Yellow, orange, red leaf … it’s time to harvest!

Hello again! Fall is definitely here and that means that most of our plants in the area are ready for harvest! That’s exactly what our day was all about: fall harvest. Before we went off into the Heathcote gardens in search for ripe fruit and vegetables to pick, we first gathered some thoughts on what…

We are survivors!

Hello again! On this warm end-of-summer-day we sure had a lot going on! Our core group of kids were all present today, so after everyone had arrived and briefly met through some wild climbs and swings on the Tarzan rope, we began our day with our forest school morning routine: smudging. Our ‘old-timer’ forest school…