Making friends with Birds

Hi Friends, We had a special visitor come knocking at the schoolhouse today. We will give you three clues to guess who: 1. They could fly 2. They were persistently searching for something in the wood on the outside of the schoolhouse 3.  If they were in a band, they would be the drummer If…

This and That… and Even More!

Hey Folks! We had a fun (and wet!) week at FNS in Collingwood!  We got our first real taste of chillier weather this week and greeted it with open arms – we even had the fire in our hot tent going to keep us nice and warm! Students this week continued diving deeper into our…

Natures Colour Wheel

Hi Friends! We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and we were excited to hear all about your child’s long weekend stories! Our question of the day was: What have you noticed in our environment? And we love hearing the answers because they always vary so much. Ranging from the colours of the leaves, no…

Animals and Perfect Puddles

The rain was no obstacle for us in Meaford today! The puddles were ripe for the jumping and it helped us fine tune our shelter building. We were keen observers of what the animals we saw are up to this time of year, and tried to mimic their behaviours. We noticed that some creatures are…

The Friendliest Bear of All…. Woolly.

Hey Folks! What a welcomed blast of warm weather this week – though the chilly mornings are a reminder that Winter is on its way.  This week we noticed a lot of Fall changes occurring at the Collingwood School – leaves changing, birds migrating, flowers beginning to wilt (especially the goldenrod!) and each and every…

Community Building

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…

Ready, Set..Imagination!

Hi Friends, This week our chickadees jumped right into action playing games, digging for treasures and discovering a hidden gem just outside our classroom – a chestnut tree! This brought so much interest from why does the seed pod have spikes?,  What’s inside?, What animals eat this and how do we open it up?  This…

Rock on!

Hey Folks! Our Fall field trip this year was back to beautiful Metcalfe Rock for some climbing and caving where our Collingwood school also got to meet our sister schools from Meaford and Wasaga Beach.  As if hiking through ancient cedar forests, drinking water straight from the Earth and exploring and playing at this magical…

Meaford meets Metcalfe!

A windy day greeted us at Memorial Park – sure signs of fall in the chilly, leafy air. After our opening circle we hopped on the bus and headed to Metcalfe Rock for our first field trip! We spent the morning rock climbing, an exciting challenge which was a totally new experience for many of…

Field Trip!

Hi Friends, As most of you know we went off property this morning and headed to one of Forest Schools favourite area – Metcalfe Rock! Located just beyond Blue Mountain we tucked ourselves away right beside natural rock formations and some of Ontario’s best rock climbing. Our students challenged themselves through rock climbing and caving,…