Millipedes, Caterpillars and More!

Millipedes, Caterpillars and More!

Hey Folks! We are filled with gratitude for the wonderful welcome into the Wasaga Beach community from our new friends and families. Our day was filled with little moments that took us by surprise (literal surprise!.. aka spotted touch me not flowers), and big moments that brought us all together to build relationships. We are very proud to say that all of our students have amazing Owl eyes (excellent vision)

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Welcome Back Chickadees!

Welcome Back Chickadees!

Welcome Chickadee Family and Friends! What an amazing day to welcome new and familiar faces back to Forest School, and our Chickadees didn’t waste anytime getting back into the swing of things. We had a busy morning filled with games, running, building, obstacle courses, a very talented band, and our returning students even helped with our morning fire! Jumping into our core routines (opening circle, sit spots), our Chickadees were

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Climbing, Paddling and Homemade Glue

Climbing, Paddling and Homemade Glue

Hey Folks!  We’ve been busy playing outside. Here’s a recap of the last few weeks! Paddling We love exploring our extended backyard and our older students ventured off on a field trip to the Beaver River.  We had some amazing weather systems – both warm and wet! – that challenged us along the way.   We learned about water/river safety, paddling skills and most importantly had fun connecting with our

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Spring Fun (a lot of it!)

Spring Fun (a lot of it!)

Hey Folks! We’ve been busy enjoying the warmer temperatures and exciting changes that Spring brings!  Here’s a few of the highlights over the past weeks. Carving Tool-use is a big part of FNS, and with the warmer temps, we are seeing an increased interested in creating wood projects.  We love the creativity and the projects we see developing around the campfire during down time.  With only a couple months until

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Every track tells a story

Every track tells a story

Hey Folks, We had a fun week at FNS with a lot of exploring (as usual!) and discovering many things along the way.  We focused on using our “owl eyes” and and other senses to uncover some of the secrets of the forest.  Along the way we found mysterious holes with empty snail shells all around it, dozens of nuts in a hole in a maple tree, a bunch of

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Morning Teas and Nature Cafes

Morning Teas and Nature Cafes

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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Tool Time and other fun stuff!

Tool Time and other fun stuff!

Hey Folks, We trust everyone had a great long weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving.  This week, we were back at our home base at Bygone Days after our paddling trips last week.  We do so much over the course of a week at FNS, it’s hard to sum up – but here are couple things! Macro Models We like using macro-models to help reinforce learning.  A macro model sets up parameters

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May the Forest be with you.

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 felt more like Summer! We began our day with some of our core routines and

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Turtles, Chickens and Giant Slingshots

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 dove into our full values contract.  If you are unfamiliar with this, essentially we brainstorm

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