All about connections!

kmartin/ February 13, 2020/ Animals, Ecosystems, Insects, Past Stories, Wandering, Wasaga, Winter Fun/ 0 comments

Hi Friends, We often find ourselves taking time to love ourselves and others, while our connection with nature tends to take the back burner. We wanted to focus on how we connect with nature and how nature connects with us. Taking time this morning with our tea we sat in our favourite spots and reflected on deeper questions. As we all know nature is pretty amazing and it works so

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Fishing, Ash Trees and Shelter building

kmartin/ December 1, 2019/ Ecosystems, Fall Fun, Fire Building, Hiking, Insects, Past Stories, Plants, Shelter, Teamwork, Trees, Wasaga/ 0 comments

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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Community Building

kmartin/ October 10, 2019/ Community, Fall Fun, Insects, Past Stories, Teamwork, Wasaga/ 0 comments

Hi Folks, Each week we challenge our students to discover something new that is within our woodland, and this week was no different. While some of our students used their wonderful imagination this morning – playing Wolf pack – which consisted of territories, predators, cubs, stalking and of course nap time, our other students really dived into their creative side and created a Forest School Wooly Bear Sanctuary, which consisted

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You can find us in the forest!

kmartin/ September 26, 2019/ Animals, Community, Cooking, Fall Fun, Fire Building, Hiking, Insects, Teamwork, Wandering, Wasaga/ 0 comments

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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Rain?…What Rain??

kmartin/ September 23, 2019/ Amphibians, Ecosystems, Fall Fun, Fire Building, Food, FSFNS Blog, Insects, Past Stories, Plants, Teamwork/ 0 comments

Hi Friends, This week we welcomed the rain, and while some of us may stay inside to stay dry, our students embraced the rain and discovered our soil ecosystem, which was full of life! We even learned a  new song called Young and Wild – ask your child to sing it for you! While some of our students started their day playing rain hockey/rain soccer, some were working on their

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Music is everywhere!

kmartin/ September 19, 2019/ Animal Tracking, Art, Community, Fall Fun, FSFNS Blog, Hiking, Insects, Journaling, Map Making, Past Stories, Plants, Shelter, Teamwork, Wandering, Wasaga/ 0 comments

Hi Folks, Thanks for stopping by for another great day at Forest and Nature School, and with all this beautiful weather we didn’t waste any time. We welcomed all of students with the sound of ukuleles, which led to lots of singing and our students even playing their own tunes this morning. We are always encouraging our students to express themselves through song, dance, art or story telling, and we

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Millipedes, Caterpillars and More!

kmartin/ September 12, 2019/ Animals, Community, Fall Fun, Hiking, Insects, Past Stories, Plants, Teamwork, Wandering, Wasaga/ 0 comments

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!

kmartin/ September 9, 2019/ Animals, Community, Fall Fun, FSFNS Blog, Hiking, Insects, Past Stories, Plants, Sit Spot, Wandering/ 0 comments

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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Tasty Treats and Hiking Trails

fsforestschool/ May 12, 2018/ Amphibians, Birds, Fire Building, FSFNS Blog, Hiking, Insects, Past Stories, Plants, Quiet Mind, Sit Spot, Spring Fun, Teamwork/ 0 comments

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 critters in the water, building fairy communities, adding to their shelters and getting stuck in

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May the Forest be with you.

fsforestschool/ May 5, 2018/ Amphibians, Animal Tracking, Animals, Art, Bees, Birds, Fish, FSFNS Blog, Insects, Past Stories, Plants, Seeds, Spring Fun, Teamwork/ 0 comments

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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