Snowshoes and Snow Cheetahs?

Snowshoes and Snow Cheetahs?

Hey Folks, We didn’t notice any super storm today, but we did discover new dens, plants and play! The hunt for the perfect slide was on our radar this morning and while we all had fun sliding through the trees others still feel like there is a hidden gem just waiting to be found and slid on. The powder gave us a great opportunity to build an awesome throne around

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Ready, Set..Imagination!

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 gave our students the opportunity crack open their findings and take their seed home to

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Tinkering Around

Tinkering Around

Hey Folks! What do you do when your brother is moving and delivers you a trailer full of good, usable wood?  Well, it turns out the answer is a lot!  Students imaginations ran wild this week as we set them loose (so to speak – tool-use is an integral part at FNS, but we do have guidelines!) and their creations came to life.  We had gardens built, benches, boats (both

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Winter Wander-land

Winter Wander-land

Hey Everyone, It’s a been awhile since we’ve been able to blog – the life of having an almost-one-year-old, and Kim returning back to teach at FNS – but we thought we’d get ya caught up on some of the exciting things we’ve been up to over the past few weeks.  When the snow days finally let up (wacky weather this year!), we were able to go on a quite

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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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A stir-fry and damselflies.

A stir-fry and damselflies.

Hey Folks, We got up to a lot of different adventures this week, check out the recap below. Tuesday As we explored our senses by taking away sight in a few  games throughout the day, we gained a better understanding of how animals survive in the wild. We also sang our hearts out on Tuesday and even wrote our very own song – which rippled its way through the whole

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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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Catching Wind, Carving Spoons and Creating Shelter

Catching Wind, Carving Spoons and Creating Shelter

Hey Folks! Well did we ever get hit by Winter again this week!  We dawned our creative caps and here’s our recap below: TUesday After our core routines (smudge, check-ins and sit spots) we took a deep dive into the world of shelters on Tuesday in hopes of mastering this bush craft.  We learned about the fundamentals of three important natural shelters: Lean-to’s, Debris Shelters and Teepees.   After snack, we

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