Maple Forest

Maple Forest

Hi Everyone, “I can see the river flowing, I can smell the sap boiling, I can feel the sun shining…drip, drip, drip”. What a fitting line in one of our new favourite songs shared among our students. We all came to find our river flowing this morning, welcoming ducks, seagulls and Canadian Geese to find food. We participated with boiling Maple Sap this afternoon, and smelled and tasted this sweet

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Collingwood Ninja Warrior Village

Collingwood Ninja Warrior Village

Hey Folks, Who would of thought at the start of our day we would have created a whole new village? Our gratitude this week was the amazing packing snow that was given to us from the clouds last night and we took full advantage! Even pictures could not give this village justice. Tucked away in a little corner of the province of Bygone Days was a small village – but

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To play, or not to play……Um PLAY!

To play, or not to play……Um PLAY!

Hey Folks, As the clouds stuck around this morning, we were welcomed into the forest by some Downy Woodpeckers, White Breasted Nuthatches and the common Goldeneye Ducks. While some students took time to draw, others jumped right into their play. We challenged our Chickadees to start our morning fire, and they went above and beyond! They all collected Birch Bark, hunted for sticks and even created the SPARK! Great Job.

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Nature is amazing, once you get to know it!

Nature is amazing, once you get to know it!

Hi Friends, We had another great week full of new stories from all our students. We love watching how each day evolves and changes from one another. Between our core routines here are some of our favourite moments throughout our week. Snowshoeing – Our students have really gotten into the winter spirit and are excited to experience snowshoes, sometimes for the first time. We love pretending to climb huge mountains

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Maple Taffy and Pine Sap

Maple Taffy and Pine Sap

Hi Folks, This morning as we wandered and explored we had a flurry of action and evidence of critters such as tracks, scat and finally spotting them within the trees. We revisted our nature ice art and were in awe at our findings, which also brought back memories of our items. Such creative students we have!   As we discovered and played games within the forest today, some of our

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Squirrel chases and Chickadee cities

Squirrel chases and Chickadee cities

Hi everyone! Thanks for checking in again today, and what a day we had! Our morning started out with a creative twist with U shaped tunnels, and burrows equipped with a tree roof. Our older students tried to defeat our chickadees this morning, but could not escape the sneaky attacks and were put into snow cave guarded by solders! To everyones surprised, they were all released by valiant leaders and

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Add a little snow!

Add a little snow!

Hi Friends, Welcoming back winter…again.. brought us so much joy and discovery. Through our core routines, we continue to explore our new space, and even a little snow can make a magical difference in our exploration. Some of our students discovered a new favorite place called the Fluffy Pine Forest. What a wonderful space with hidden gems, such as Monacrh Crysaliss’s, dens, magical Christmas trees and dancing trees. Some of

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Hi Friends, We hope everyone had a pleasant holiday and memorable new year. We were super excited to hear all about our students new stories and adventures they got up to on their break. This morning we welcomed new and familiar faces to our morning circle. Our students were also engrossed with our new forest and discoveries were all around us. We used our mighty strength and climbed up very

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You can find us in Cedar Grove.

You can find us in Cedar Grove.

Hi Friends, Can you believe it? We flew through our Fall semester faster than we thought and what an amazing adventure we’ve had, and today was no exception. Check out our poem at the end of our blog :). We were excited to see ice everywhere this morning, which led us into ice machines, track identification, hockey, digging for gems and crystals, ice dancing and ice destruction. Our interest even

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Ice rinks and Animal Tracks

Ice rinks and Animal Tracks

Hi Friends, This week at Forest School we we felt very reflective as we looked back on our time spent together, and laughed about our stories, memories and new friends we have all created. We must say finding tracks today is an understatement, we discovered highways of animal tracks, and it was pretty amazing to see how many times they crossed paths. We discovered Coyote, Mouse, Squirrel, Deer, Porcupine among many

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