Community Village

Community Village

Hi Friends, We had another awesome Thursday and what a way to end our journey together for 2019! Our students got right into their projects for the day and our mission? – to create a community village of Quinces called The Wolf Den. There was a total of 5 dens which were all different shapes and sizes and each student brought their own uniqueness to their creations. It was a

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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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Fishing, Ash Trees and Shelter building

Fishing, Ash Trees and Shelter building

Hey Friends!  This week at Forest School we had the unique opportunity to learn from a member of Parks Ontario. We welcomed our new friend in with open arms and Trish taught us all about an invasive species – the Emerald Ash Borer, and the effects they have on our local Ash trees. We particularly focused on our forested area. Did you know that at the Blue Berry trails alone

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Nature’s Playground

Nature’s Playground

Hi Friends, When was the last time you climbed to the tippy top of a tree? Or heard the sound of a bird flying overhead or the creeks and cracks of dancing trees? Our students were put right in the thick of all these beautiful sounds today among so much more!  Characteristics of a Blue Heron: Provides messages of self- determination and self- reliance. They follow their unique wisdom and

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Chipmunks and Cedar Trees

Chipmunks and Cedar Trees

Hi Folks, We have said it before and we will say it again, we can not believe how fast our day flies when we are having fun! We kept busy this morning by constructing tunnels, relaxing on the hammocks, dodging meteors, building little and GIANT snowmen, discovering abandonded paper wasp nests, catching winter spiders and playing games, so needless to say we kept busy! Each morning our students will take

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Predator vs Prey

Predator vs Prey

Hi Friends, What kind of wild did you bring today? As Forest School Practitioners we like to think we bring the wild of the Coyote. The Coyote is a very cunning and sneaky animal, most times you don’t even know that they are there. You can find their tracks or scat, or hear their calls throughout the night. They are usually behind you-watching, or beside you guiding you in the

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Snowy Days

Snowy Days

Dear Snow, Thank you for coming to visit us at Forest School. With your arrival there are some exciting changes to Bygone Days! The tent is a new addition and a warm, fun place to enjoy our snacks and lunch, read stories and listen to the soft pitter patter of you falling on the roof. The Chickadeees were so excited about the tent this morning, but were quickly drawn outside

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Snow Snow, stay and play!

Snow Snow, stay and play!

Hi Friends, Mother Nature sure did hand us a bag full of every type of weather this week, and we still loved every minute of it! Each day at Forest School always looks a little different and discoveries are always unfolding, but some things were consistent throughout our week – like how the snow makes sounds seem more dense, less birds and noise, our well known hikes have become more

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