Forest Monday September 8, 2014

 

 

 

This morning when we got to school we met some new people. We met Mrs. Teachout; she is here to teach us on Forest Mondays. We also met EO’s mom and dad, Nicole and Stuart, who are veteran Forest volunteers. We also met Mrs. McPherson; she is here to help us every morning starting today.

After we dressed in layers, and stopped at the bathroom we headed outside. The first activity we did in the woods was to find and sit at our Sit-Spots. At Sit-Spots we looked, listened, touched, smelled and observed the woods. CC was making music with sticks. LAA just sat at her spot. Some of us heard birds at our Sit-Spots.

Then we came to Morning Meeting at the fire-pit where we asked each other what we noticed. The students were very observant and noticed some really interesting things. 

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Here we were cutting, cutting, cutting bananas, apples, and nectarines for snack for whole entire class. Lots of kids helped.

 

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KP and LAA and HD were carrying a stick to make a house. 

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In this picture KP is trying to find the animal that lived in a hole. The hole was very, very deep, she knew that because she tried bigger and bigger sticks to put in it. LWA joined in trying different size sticks too.

 

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We called this log a caterpillar, and RT is laughing because it was tricky for LD to get on.

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Here JT is telling people about his house. At his house there was a TV, a brownie, a cookie, a granola bar, a little clock, an exercise room and a couch.

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JW tried climbing and almost fell off, but caught himself with the rope and finally climbed all the way to the top!

 

There were lots of other things we did today. BC got a turn on the rope and he walked up very carefully and got to the top. The first time he went LD helped give him a boost to get up. HD had a hard time getting up the rope too, but she also made it to the top. 15 kids tried the climbing rope! Some kids got scrapes on their legs and we talked about maybe wearing pants next time. LD helped Stuart with starting the bathroom project. We ate lunch outside. Then we looked for leaves and sticks for making our nature journals. We stayed outside for about three hours, and had a good time.

 

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