Whirlpools and Waddling, Paddling and Pedaling

Hey Folks! We had an awesome last few weeks of Forest School full of excitement and adventure! Here are some the highlights below, and scroll all the way down to check out the pics.  Thanks for the amazing year and see you in September! Mountain Biking We’ve got a ton of newly built trails at…

Climbing and Eating, among other things…

Hey Folks, It’s been awhile since our last post and we’ve been up to so many adventures!  It’s hard to sum up (and remember everything – we have go to keep up on this blog!).  From expanding our knowledge on wild edibles, hiking new trails and rock climbing, we have been super busy! All of…

A stir-fry and damselflies.

Hey Folks, We got up to a lot of different adventures this week, check out the recap below. Tuesday As we explored our senses by taking away sight in a few  games throughout the day, we gained a better understanding of how animals survive in the wild. We also sang our hearts out on Tuesday…

McBugs and Monkey Traps

Hey Folks, After our opening circle, and a sweet dance party to start off the day, we put our adventure caps on and tested our bear-hunt skills as we twirled, growled, hopped and stomped our way through a maze.  And we were off on the hunt, along the way being sidetracked (as normal!) from the…

Tasty Treats and Hiking Trails

Tuesday What a hot and beautiful day we had!  After our opening circle, we dove into (or rather quietly sat into) a sensory awareness activity that got us using all our senses.  After some games and further core routines, we headed out for a lunch out a Grape Valley. Students spent the day searching for…

Bubbles, Hikes and an Unexpected Letter

Hey Everyone, We had a sunny day at FNS today and what better way to start than with giant bubbles (and they seriously could’ve done this all day)!  But alas, when we checked our mailbox, a special letter had arrived from Queen Sadie of the Fairies of Grape Valley.  They needed our help – after…

May the Forest be with you.

Hey Folks! Worms and insects are out.  Turtles and Frogs are sunbathing.  Birds are singing and making nests.  Spring is here and here’s the recap of our week, enjoy! Tuesday With emergent interests at the forefront, we were a little all over the place on Tuesday with an overarching theme of Spring – though it…

The littlest birds (sing the prettiest songs)

Hey Everyone! As what happens often at Forest and Nature School, our teacher plans were totally derailed right away with our Chickadees on Monday.  And it was a simple statement by one of our students that did it: “Hey, look at all the birds!”  and the tone of the day was set. We spent some…

Turtles, Chickens and Giant Slingshots

Hey Everyone, We welcomed the warm weather and (mostly) sunshine with open arms this week at FNS!  The birds were quite active, insects were out and about, turtles and frogs were sunning, flowers and grasses were growing – Spring is here.   Check out the recap below. Tuesday After some of our core routines, we…

Tapping into Kid Culture

Finding ways to tap into Child Passions is what mentors do. It is our job to capture this natural interest and channel it into learning opportunities. When we help make meaning out of a child’s passion, the learning is relevant, engaging and on-going. We dive into passions every day at Forest School – it is…