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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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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The Best Way to Spend a Rainy Day Outside

The Best Way to Spend a Rainy Day Outside

The skies may have been grey and wet, but that did not put a damper on our day at Forest school! The Chickadees got right into with their imaginations running wild. A train was created from the toboggans, and all aboard were working hard to move the train together. While not a high speed rail, it all passengers had some laughs trying to get the train moving. A snowman was

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Love for all weather!

Love for all weather!

Hi Friends, What an incredibly creative day we had! We were very curious students today and started looking at different types of creature and plants such as : Red Spotted Purple (Butterfly) Emerald Ash Borer Wooly Bear American Dagger Northern Oriole We also love rain days because it gives our students the opportunity to dive into their imagination and creative side. We were big builders and inventors – from the

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You can find us in the forest!

You can find us in the forest!

Hi Folks, Thanks for stopping by to read about another great day at Forest School, and we had such a mix of weather from heat, sun, rain, thunderstorm, lighting, chilly wind, hail and then back to sun, our students are getting used to what Fall is all about. This morning our students warmed up by our new fire pit (Thanks Jennie), and with some familiar games that kept us working

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It’s not delivery, it’s…

It’s not delivery, it’s…

Everything, absolutely everything, tastes better cooked over a fire.  Period.  End of sentence. Over the past couple weeks we have put our groups’ culinary skills to work and created some delicious masterpieces. In the outdoor world, learning to cook over a flame is a key skill to know when venturing into the wilderness.  Moreover, it helps develop many important and highly transferable skills.   It’s a creative outlet that practices reading

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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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Climbing and Eating, among other things…

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 our older classes have now had the chance to visit one of our favourite places

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“Sap”cicles and other sweet adventures

“Sap”cicles and other sweet adventures

Happy Spring Everyone, and welcome back (or for the first time!) to Forest and Nature School.  We had a great week at Bygone Days exploring our property and reaping some of nature’s sweet benefits! All week long our main focus was Maple Syrup leaving students with first-hand experience and a better understanding of the science behind this Canadian staple, the parts of the process and set-up and some students now

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