Spring Fun (a lot of it!)

Spring Fun (a lot of it!)

Hey Folks! We’ve been busy enjoying the warmer temperatures and exciting changes that Spring brings!  Here’s a few of the highlights over the past weeks. Carving Tool-use is a big part of FNS, and with the warmer temps, we are seeing an increased interested in creating wood projects.  We love the creativity and the projects we see developing around the campfire during down time.  With only a couple months until

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Whirlpools and Waddling, Paddling and Pedaling

Whirlpools and Waddling, Paddling and Pedaling

Hey Folks! We had an awesome last few weeks of Forest School full of excitement and adventure! Here are some the highlights below, and scroll all the way down to check out the pics.  Thanks for the amazing year and see you in September! Mountain Biking We’ve got a ton of newly built trails at Forest School for Mountian Biking, so took advantage of this with a couple of our

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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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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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McBugs and Monkey Traps

McBugs and Monkey Traps

Hey Folks, After our opening circle, and a sweet dance party to start off the day, we put our adventure caps on and tested our bear-hunt skills as we twirled, growled, hopped and stomped our way through a maze.  And we were off on the hunt, along the way being sidetracked (as normal!) from the hunt itself and jumping into lots of creative and fun play.  Students opened up a

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Tasty Treats and Hiking Trails

Tasty Treats and Hiking Trails

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.

May the Forest be with you.

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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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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Raccoon Crossings, River Beds and 5km hikes!

Raccoon Crossings, River Beds and 5km hikes!

Hey Folks, This week our Tue-Thurs groups were off site on field trips.  Check out where they went and the highlights below! Tuesday Destination: WebWood Falls, Heathcote(ish) What a pleasant surprise when the Tuesday group arrived at the side of Old Mail Rd, unloaded from the car and immediately came across a massive waterfall!  Dreams of summer came to life in that moment, of natural showers and swimming in the

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